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Additional Restrictions Grants for Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Drivers

The deadline (14 April 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.

About Additional Restrictions Grants

On 31 October 2020 the government announced funds for Lancashire (in addition to the Local Restrictions Support 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 on 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 state aid limit

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

  • must have a private hire or hackney carriage driver licence, issued by Chorley Council
  • must be resident in Chorley Borough
  • must have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Please note: this fund is aimed at those who hold a private hire/hackney carriage driver licence only (issused by Chorley Council only). Private Hire Operators/ Vehicle Proprietors are not included in this round of funding.

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

Forms must be completed by 11:59pm 14 April 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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