Business support and advice
Support and advice for businesses affected by COVID-19.

Financial support for businesses during COVID-19

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For general business finance and grants available to help your business in Preston visit ourbusiness finance and grants page.

£30m of support for Lancashire businesses was agreed as part of the Tier 3 arrangement, with Lancashire County Council acting as the accountable body. As soon as we have further information about the allocation and guidelines for Preston we will publish this information on our website, along with relevant links to the necessary application form.

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The grant will help businesses that have been required to close due to the government's local lockdown restrictions.
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Apply for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS).
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Funding to support innovative businesses affected by COVID-19.
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Small businesses can now apply for quick and easy-to-access loans from most banks and other accredited lenders.
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Loans to help small to medium sized businesses during the coronavirus outbreak.
Lancashire companies can register their interest in two new grants and other help via the contact page on the Boost Business Lancashire website.
Managed by GC Business Finance, loans will be available from between £10,000 - £300,000 for businesses in Lancashire across all sectors.
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The Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund has now closed.
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Funding for businesses in receipt of Small Business Rates Relief and for businesses in the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure sectors.

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