More information about the cash grants and support grants

We’ve received a number of enquiries regarding the new cash grants for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses, and the support grants for businesses required to close as a result of Government restrictions (Tier 4 & National Lockdown).

Here are some further details:

  • If you have applied for, and received, a grant for being closed as a result of the lockdown in November 2020 OR applied for and received a discretionary grant for being affected by the government restrictions since November 2020, any grants you are eligible for will be processed and paid automatically by the Council i.e. YOU DO NOT NEED TO APPLY FOR THE LATEST GRANTS in these circumstances.
  • If you applied for a Discretionary Grant since November 2020 but your application was rejected, the Council is re-considering those applications to see if the position has changed, and you will be contacted in due course about the outcome.
  • If you haven’t applied for a support grant as a result of the November lockdown, or a discretionary grant since November 2020, in order to qualify for the current grants available YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY here: https://blackburn.gov.uk/coronavirus/support-business.  Please ensure you have set up an account on the Council website and that you receive a confirmation of your application having been submitted.

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