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The Government has made four grant schemes available to Local Authorities to help businesses affected by either local restrictions or national restrictions.  The schemes are referred to as:

 If you require the information in a different format or an alternative language, please email economy&growth@burnley.gov.uk with our requirements.

> Local Restrictions Support Grant Closure Scheme

Burnley was moved into Local COVID Alert Level 3 (Tier 3) (Very High) between 17th October 2020 and 4th November 2020. As a result some businesses were forced to close; this scheme aims to support the following businesses.

Businesses forced to close on 17th October

  • Pubs and bars who do not serve substantial meals
  • Licensed clubs

Businesses forced to close on 19th October 

  • Adult gaming centres
  • Bingo halls
  • Casinos
  • Bookmakers and betting shops
  • Children's soft play centres

Businesses forced to close on 5th November

  • Non-essential retail
  • Leisure
  • Personal care
  • Sports facilities
  • Hospitality businesses. 
 

To check which businesses and venues have been required to close from 5th November please follow this linkThis scheme is retrospective. How much will be paid depends on the rateable value of the business rates premises that you occupy and when you were forced to close. If you are not a business rate payer you will not qualify for this grant.

 

 Rateable value

 Payment per 28 Day Period

£1 to £15,000 

£1,334

£15,001 to £50,999

£2,000

£51,000 and above

£3,000

To check your if your business is eligible please click on these links to the relevant government guidance:

> Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) 

Burnley was placed in Local COVID Alert Level 2 (Tier 2) (High) between 5th August 2020 and 16th October 2020. 

This scheme aims to support those businesses not legally required to close but which were severely impacted by localised restrictions between 5th August 2020 and 4th November 2020, prior to the National Restrictions being imposed. 

The scheme is aimed at specific business sectors which are:

  • Hospitality
  • Accommodation (Hotel, Bed & Breakfast)
  • Leisure 

This scheme is retrospective. How much will be paid depends on how long COVID has impacted your business and the rateable value of the business rates premises that you occupy. If you are not a business rate payer you will not qualify for this grant.

 Rateable value

 Payment per 28 Day Period

£1 to £15,000 

£934

£15,001 to £50,999

£1,400

£51,000 and above

£2,100

To check your if your business is eligible please follow this link to the relevant govenment guidance

> Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector) 

This scheme aims to support specific business types that have been subject to national closures since 23 March 2020.

The scheme is aimed at:
  • Nightclubs, dance halls and discotheques
  • Sexual entertainment venues and hostess bars.

Grant payments will be from 1st November 2020 to 4th November then from the 5th November to 2nd December (the national restrictions period) in accordance with the requirements of the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum.

This grant is not retrospective. How much will be paid depends on the rateable value of the business rates premises that you occupy. If you are not a business rate payer you will not qualify for this grant.

 

 Rateable value

 Payment per 14 Day Period

£1 to £15,000 

£667

£15,001 to £50,999

£1,000

£51,000 and above

£1,500

 

To check  if your business is eligible please follow this link to the relevant govenment guidance.

> Additional Restrictions Grant

This scheme is to support businesses across the district that are not eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) Open or Closed. This grant scheme will be funded from monies allocated to Burnley Council by the government.
 
Please take your time to read the criteria to see if your business meets the eligibility criteria before completing an application.
 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE GRANTS ABOVE 

    

Other Financial Support

The Government has issued advice to employers and businesses on support that could be available to them during the current crisis. Find out more

 

General

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