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Additional Restrictions Grants

In order to support Chorley businesses, we have reopened our Additional Restrictions Grant (discretionary scheme) for a second round of applications. The deadline for this round of applications is 11.59pm, 4 March 2021. Please see information for Additional Restrictions Grant Round 2 below.
 

About the Additional Restrictions Grant

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.

 

Additional Restrictions Grants - Round 2

You will find information below for round 2, along with a form to complete if you think your business may be eligible. Forms must be completed by 11:59pm on 4 March 2021. Applications after this date will not be considered.

Please note: if you previously applied and were successful for an Additional Restrictions Grant in round 1 (closing date 16 December 2020) and you wish to apply for further Additional Restrictions Grant funding, please do not reapply using the form below. You will receive an email from us. If you do not receive this email, please contact us by email to edu@chorley.gov.uk

You'll also find useful information in our Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility - round 2

There are a number of mandatory government criteria for this grant, 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 second round of Additional Restriction Grants (discretionary scheme) aims to support the following types of eligible businesses:

  • businesses in business rated premises mandated to close due to national lockdown restrictions (from 5 November 2020)
  • business in shared or flexible workspaces (that do not occupy individually rated business premises) mandated to close due to national lockdown restrictions (from 5 November 2020)
  • businesses that supply to the retail, hospitality, leisure events and accommodation sectors that have fixed commercial property costs and have been affected by national restrictions (from 5 November 2020) and Local Covid Alert Level 3 restrictions
  • businesses that work in or supply to the retail, hospitality, leisure, events and accommodation sectors that have no fixed commercial property costs affected by national restrictions (from 5 November 2020) and Local Covid Alert Level 3 restrictions
    Please note: this includes businesses that rely on visits to customers in their homes (or the customer visiting the business home) which is not permitted due to the above restrictions and businesses that rely on the hire of venues no longer open to deliver their services to members of the public which can no longer be delivered due to social distancing restrictions
  • regular table-top market traders who do not have their own business rates assessment mandated to close due to national lockdown restrictions (from 5 November 2020)
  • regular street market traders who do not have their own business rates assessment mandated to close due to national lockdown restrictions (from 5 November 2020)
  • businesses that have not been mandated to close due to local/national restrictions but have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Forms must be completed by 11:59pm 4 March 2021

Apply for Additional Restrictions Grant Round 2

 

Grant payments - round 2

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.

If sufficient grant funds remain after the first and second round of applications, additional funding may be offered in the future.

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

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

 


 

Additional Restrictions Grants - Round 1

The deadline for the completion of the Additional Restrictions Grant form (round 1), 16 December 2020, has now passed.

 

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