Advice and support for businesses
Additional Restrictions Grant - Update 30 April 2021
A third application window has now opened for the Additional Resrictions Grant (ARG). This is a discretionary scheme, which is aimed predominately at the retail, leisure, hospitality and events sectors. If you have not been eligible to apply for previous grant schemes you may be eligible now, please read the further information about the scheme before making an application.
The scheme also hopes to give Wyre’s high streets a boost by providing the opportunity for businesses locating to or expanding into vacant premises on our high streets or Fleetwood Market the chance to apply for up £25,000 of funding. Read more here.
Local authorities will be responsible for the distribution of the restart grants announced in the budget on 3 March 2021, it has been confirmed that an application form will be required.
As part of the recent budget, the Government has 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:
- 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
- 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 will close on 31 May 2021.
The Christmas Support Payment for wed-led pubs closed on 28 February 2021.
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.
Making businesses and venues Covid safe
For detailed guidance and information on how to safely re-open your business when the time comes, please visit our page
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