The Local Restrictions Support Grant helps businesses that have been required to close due to the government's local lockdown restrictions or if your business remains closed under national restrictions.
There are now three grants available to businesses who have been closed or severely impacted by the Tier 2/3/4 or National Closures or Lockdown Restrictions.
These grants now also cover restrictions in Tier 4 and the Lockdown support from the 5 January 2021.
If you have already applied for a grant and been successful, you will continue to receive payments for eligible periods automatically. You do not need to reapply.
This grant scheme supports businesses in Preston with a rateable value, that have been instructed to close due to either local lockdown restrictions, or national closures, imposed by Government.
A business that has been unable to provide its usual in-person customer service from its premises, for example a restaurant that has had to close its substantive business, but is providing a takeaway service, is deemed to be closed.
For more information and how to apply for this grant please visit the Local Restrictions Support Grant for businesses required to closed page:
This grant scheme supports businesses in Preston with a rateable value only.
This grant is for businesses that were open as usual, providing services in person to customers, but which have been severely impacted, due to local and national restrictions imposed by Government.
It covers specific businesses in the Hospitality, Leisure and Accommodation sectors of the local economy that weren't legally required to close but were severely impacted by various Covid restrictions (Tier 2/3/4 or National Closure or Lockdown Restrictions) since the 8 August 2020. .
For more information and how to apply for this grant please visit the Local Restrictions Support Grant for businesses that stayed open page:
The Additional Restrictions Grants are for businesses without a rateable value that have been closed or severely impacted by the additional restrictions put in place by the move to Tier 3/4 and/or National Lockdowns.
Businesses unable to apply for the grants above or without a Rateable Value that have been either Closed or Severely Impacted can apply for this grant.
For more information and how to apply for this grant please visit the Additional Restrictions Grants page.
We aim to pay successful applications within seven working days upon receipt of a valid application.
As restrictions continue then any further grant payments due will be automatically generated for all businesses still forced to close or severely impacted by the additional restrictions.
For the Additional Restrictions Grant - we aim to process applications within 15 working days - subject to applications being complete and all necessary evidence provided.
If you are able to apply online this is the quickest way for your application to be processed. If you have any problems with the online form, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you.
If you have any questions about these schemes, please contact us as follows:
Please note: The information on this page is based on current government guidance and may be subject to change or further refinement.