Business Support Grants

Update 08 April 2021

Restart Grant Scheme

The Restart Grant Scheme launched on 1 April 2021 and 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 visit our Restart Scheme page.

We have now contacted those businesses which have been identified as potentially meeting the criteria for the Restart Grant scheme and have received a National Lockdown Business Support Grant payment to complete an online declaration. If your business has not been contacted but are eligible for the Restart Grant Scheme an expression of interest can be submitted from W/C 19 April 2021.

National Lockdown Business Support Grant Scheme

The National Lockdown Business Support Grant closed for applications on 31 March 2021. Applications for payments covering 16 February to 31 March under this scheme may still be considered for those eligible businesses which were forced to close but have not yet received any support. If you think that your business may be eligible but did not apply for the National Lockdown Business Support Grant scheme please contact our COVID-19 Business Support Team via email or telephone 01695 585050

 

 
 Restart Grant Scheme 

The Restart Grant scheme launched on 1 April 2021 and aims to support businesses registered for Business Rates that offer in-person services, where the main service and activity takes place in a fixed rate-paying premises, in the below sectors;

  • Non-essential retail
  • Hospitality
  • Accommodation
  • Leisure
  • Personal care
  • Gym & Sport

The Restart Grant will be split into two strands. Under Strand One, grants of up to £6,000 will be paid to non-essential retail business premises, to help them reopen safely. Under Strand Two, grants of up to £18,000 will be allocated to hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises, which may open later under plans set out in the roadmap and will be more impacted by restrictions when they do reopen.

If your business is registered or Business Rates and is one of the above sectors please visit Restart Scheme for more information.

 


 National Lockdown Business Support Grant - Scheme closed 31 March 2021

The National Lockdown Business Support Grant scheme was applicable to businesses occupying premises which were required to close due to National Restrictions which were in place between 5 November and 2 December 2020 and re-introduced from 5 January 2021 until Spring.

Businesses that are required to close by Government include non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses. To check what businesses and venues which must close please visit Businesses and venues which must close (external link).

This scheme closed for applications on 31 March 2021. Applications for payments covering 16 February to 31 March under this scheme may still be considered for those eligible businesses which were forced to close but have not yet received any support. If you think that your business may be eligible but did not apply for the National Lockdown Business Support Grant scheme please visit National Lockdown Business Support Grant for more information.

 

 
 Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) - Scheme closed 31 March 2021

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) was a discretionary grant scheme to help those businesses not legally forced to close but severely impacted by Localised and National restrictions and those business which have not been eligible for support through the National Lockdown Business Support Grant, Tier 3 Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed Businesses) or the Tier 2 and Tier 3 Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open Businesses) schemes.

This scheme closed for applications on 31 March 2021.

 

 
 Taxi Driver COVID Support Grant - Scheme closed 31 March 2021

The Taxi Driver COVID Support Grant scheme is aimed at supporting West Lancashire based taxi drivers who have been significantly impacted throughout the Government's lockdown restrictions.

This scheme closed for applications on 31 March 2021.

 

 

Privacy Notice

West Lancashire Borough Council collects your personal information when you apply for any of the grants or payments for businesses due to COVID-19 and this privacy notice explains how we will use it.