Local restrictions support grant

Local Restrictions Support Grants are available to businesses which have been required to close for 2 weeks or more, due to local and/or national restrictions imposed by the Government.

This grant is available to businesses in Pendle which have been forced to close as a result of the following events:

(A) When Pendle was placed in Tier 3 (Very High) restrictions on Saturday 17th October 2020, and 

(B) When England went in to lockdown nationally on the 5th November 2020.

If your business has had to close as a result of either of the above then you may be eligible for a grant.  More information follows for each event.

(A) Businesses forced to close when Pendle was placed in Tier 3 (Very High) restrictions on Saturday 17th October 2020

Financial support is available to businesses forced to close from 19 October 2020. However, different rules apply to pubs and bars and licensed clubs who were forced to close two days earlier, from 17 October 2020. 

The Tier 3 LRSG supports local businesses which were open as usual, providing services in person to customers from their business premises, but which were then forced to close for at least 2 weeks due to local lockdown restrictions imposed by government.

Who qualifies for this grant?

To qualify for this grant, your business must be in the Pendle Council area and have been:

  • open as usual before the restrictions.
  • providing services in person to customers from the premises.
  • required to close due to local lockdown restrictions imposed by government.
  • paying business rates for the premises as at 16 October 2020

And be one of the following types of business:

  • pubs and bars that do not serve a substantial meal
  • casinos
  • bingo halls
  • betting shops and adult gaming centres
  • soft play centres and areas
  • car boot sales

If your business does not fall into one of the categories specified above you are not eligible for a grant during the period that Pendle was placed in Tier 3 restrictions.    
This grant scheme ended when the national lockdown was implemented in England covering the period from 5th November to the 2nd December 2020.
Please see details below for grants available if your business has been forced to close due to the national lockdown in England.

(B) Businesses forced to close due to the national lock-down in England during the period 5th November to 2nd December 2020

Financial support is available to businesses forced to close as a result of the national lockdown in England.

Who qualifies for this grant?

Businesses that are eligible are those that have been mandated to close by Government and include non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses. 
Further information on the types of businesses required to close under the national lockdown restrictions

Levels of Grant and Frequency of Payment?

The amount you get depends on the rateable value of your premises. Please refer to the table below.  
Subject to State Aid Limits a grant can be claimed for each occupied property for which your business was the ratepayer on the date local or national restrictions commenced
If applying for more than one business property please submit a separate application for each property.

  Amount of Grant Payment
  A B
  Local National
  Tier 3 Lockdown
  Restrictions Restrictions
Rateable value of business premises: £ £
£15,000 or under 667 1334
£15,001 to £50,999 1000 2000
£51,000 or above 1500 3000
Frequency/Duration of Payment 2 weekly 4 weekly

Under Tier 3 restrictions businesses must be closed for the entirety of the 14-day payment cycle to be eligible. 
If a business is open and then decides to close during a payment cycle, they will only become eligible for a grant when they enter the next 14-day payment cycle. 

If a business is operating as a closed business at the point of national lockdown, they will be eligible for a full grant under the 28-day payment cycle

No business will qualify for grant support if it was in administration, insolvent or a striking off order was made at the time local or national restrictions started.

We administer these grants on behalf of the Government and must have regard to the guidance issued to local authorities.

Before starting this form please ensure that you have the following information available:

  • Your business rates account number 
  • VAT registration number ( if applicable)
  • Company registration number ( if applicable)
  • National insurance number  (if applicable)
  • Charity registration number (if applicable)
  • Unique tax payer reference number (if applicable)
  • Copy of recent bank statement, dated within last 3 months