Local restrictions support grant (discretionary)

These Grants are available to businesses which have remained open and that have been severely impacted as a result of localised restrictions when Pendle was placed under Tier 2 and Tier 3 restrictions. 

This grant scheme is available for these periods only:

  • 5 August 2020 (when Pendle was first placed in Tier 2) to 4 November 2020
  • 2 December - 30 December

From the 5th November 2020 and the 31st December this grant scheme is replaced by other schemes of support linked to the period of national lockdown. Qualifying businesses that were legally required to close when Pendle was placed under Tier 3 restrictions will cease to be eligible for this grant from the date they closed. However, from this date these businesses also qualify for a grant under the Local Restrictions Support Grant scheme.

Who qualifies for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (discretionary)?

This grant is available only to the following types of business:

  • Hospitality
  • Leisure
  • Hotels
  • Bed and Breakfasts

Your business must be in the Pendle Council area and have been:

  • open as usual before the Tier 2 restrictions started on 5th August 2020.
  • severely impacted as a result of the restrictions
  • occupying non-domestic property and be liable for payment of business rates,

Businesses that were only established after the introduction of Tier 2 restrictions in Pendle are not eligible for this grant
Businesses not within the above sectors are ineligible for this grant
Businesses that were in administration, are insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made are not eligible for funding under this scheme

Levels of Grant and Frequency of Payment

These grants are only available to business ratepayers in Pendle. Subject to State Aid limits you can claim a maximum of one grant per qualifying business property.

If you are applying for more than one business property, please submit a separate application for each property. 

The amount payable depends on the rateable value of your premises:  

Amount of Grant Payment
Rateable value of business premises: £
£15,000 or under 934
£15,001 to £50,999 1400
£51,000 or above 2100
Frequency/Duration of Payment 4 weekly

Subject to the above, grants are payable for the period from 5th August to 4th November 2020

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

We have received a fixed sum of funding from the Government to make these grants (£725k). Once this has been fully allocated no further applications will be accepted.

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)
  • Unique tax payer reference number (if applicable)
  • Copy of recent bank statement, dated within last 3 months