Latest Update - Restart Grants Update 6th April
The New Restart Grant scheme, announced by the Chancellor as part of the 2021 Budget, will launch on 1 April 2021. This scheme is for businesses which are registered for Business Rates in the Non-essential retail, Hospitality, Accommodation, Leisure, Personal care and Gym & Sport sectors. For more information please click here for the scheme details.
The government have announced that the Council will receive its funding allocation for the new grants this week. Prior to releasing any additional grant funding, the Government requires the Council to undertake company and bank account checks based on the information that businesses have provided in their application forms. To enable the Council to do this we will share the information that you have provided with the Government Grants Management Function and with Experian via the National Fraud Initiative.
We anticipate being able to pay the grants to eligible businesses on the week commencing 19th April.
For more information on the National Fraud Initiative please see our Privacy Notice (Fair Processing Notice).
Please note the Government have announced that applications for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) for the period 16 February 2021 – 31 March 2021 will close on 31 May 2021.
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> Local Restrictions Support Grant Closure Scheme (16th Feb 2021 - 31st March 2021)
To check your if your business is eligible please click on the link below:
The last date for applications is 31st May 2021.
> Additional Restrictions Grant
Scheme Closing Date :- This scheme is currently closed and a review is currently being undertaken. Following the review, the scheme or a revised scheme may re-open for further applications subject to resources being available. Please keep checking the website for further updates.
Other Financial Support
- Job support scheme where Government will pay one third of employer's wages where businesses have to close (.gov.uk)
- For more information on what Tier 3 means for Lancashire (.gov.uk)
The Government has issued advice to employers and businesses on support that could be available to them during the current crisis. Find out more