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Coronavirus - general information

Financial support for businesses

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) from 19 July to 31 August 2021

The latest round of the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) scheme is targeted towards those sectors that we have identified as a priority for additional support, recognising that the lifting of restrictions will not mean as rapid a return to normality as it would for others. The scheme provides local councils with a cash limited, discretionary grant fund to support businesses that continue to be severely impacted by restrictions and the transition out of restrictions. These businesses may or may not be in the business rates system. For more details on the grant, eligibility, and how to apply please visit our webpage.

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Vacant High Street Premises/Fleetwood Market Vacant Stalls Grant to 31 December 2021

The ARG Vacant High Street Premises/Fleetwood Market Vacant Stalls grant will support new businesses with a contribution towards the initial investment for shop/stall fitting, covid safe measures and set-ups costs. Applications for this grant will run up to 31 December 2021. For more information, application criteria and supporting documents please visit our webpage.

Restart Grants

Applications for restart grants closed on 30 June 2021 If you have submitted an application please bear with us while we process them.  If we need any more information or have any questions we will be in touch.

As part of the recent budget, the Government announced it will provide ‘restart grants’ of up to £6,000 per premises for non-essential retail businesses and up to £18,000 per premises for:

  •  hospitality
  •  accommodation
  •  leisure
  •  personal care
  •  gym businesses 

Other grant schemes

The following schemes closed on 31 March 2021:

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open)
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) addendum for the periods 05 November 2020 to 02 December 2020 and 31 December 2020 to 15 February 2021
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector)
  • Closed Business Lockdown Payment

Applications for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) addendum for the period 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021 closed on 31 May 2021.

The Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs closed on 28 February 2021.

Boost Lancashire

Boost Lancashire is here to help businesses to recover from the Covid crisis. The service is funded and led by Lancashire County Council and is available to all Lancashire businesses.

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