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Additional Restrictions Grants for Driving Instructors

The deadline (5 May 2021) for completion of the form for this grant has now passed.

We will be reviewing the details on the form and supporting information provided by businesses against criteria to determine eligibility. Please note we may contact you to provide further documentary evidence.


In order to support Driving Instructors, we have launched an Additional Restrictions Grants scheme specifically for this sector.

Please see information below including eligibility criteria and a form to complete by 11:59pm Wednesday 5 May 2021 if driving instructors think they may be eligible.


About Additional Restrictions Grants

On 31 October 2020 the government announced funds for Lancashire (in addition to the Local Restrictions Support Grants, now replaced by Restart Grants) called the Additional Restrictions Grant fund. View more information on the Additional Restrictions Grant on the GOV.UK website.

Funds are limited for this discretionary grant scheme, and local authorities are required to distribute the funds in line with government guidance, with flexibility to establish local criteria for these grant awards.



There are a number of mandatory government criteria for Additional Restrictions Grants, including:

  • businesses must have been trading the day before national restrictions were introduced, 5 November 2020
  • businesses must not be in administration, insolvent or has been struck off the Companies House register
  • businesses must not have exceeded the permitted COVID-19 business grants subsidy allowances limit

In addition to the mandatory criteria provided by the government, our local criteria for this discretionary Additional Restriction Grant fund for Driving Instructors is as follows

  • must be resident in Chorley Borough
  • must have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • must hold a DVSA licence
  • must hold driving instructor insurance

If you previously applied for a discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant please do not reapply.

Forms must be completed by 11:59pm Wednesday 5 May 2021


Grant payments

Details of all payments made under this scheme will be shared with HMRC - this is the case with all Covid Business Grants

There is a limited fund for these grant awards. The value of individual grant awards will be based on the volume of applications received and eligible businesses will receive notification by email.

Please note that there is no right of appeal against our decision.

We reserve the right to amend this scheme at any time.



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