The new Support Grants for business required to close with the new National Restrictions are now available to apply for here:
Businesses that are eligible to claim the grant are:
- those that have a business rates assessment and
- have been forced to close by the Government, and include non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses. This will also include those businesses that were required to close under the Tier 3 local restrictions, in place from the 17th October 2020.
To apply for the support grant you must be registered for business rates with Blackburn with Darwen BC and have a business rates account number.
A limited amount of discretionary funding for businesses is also being made available to the Council. For example, this will be available to support closed businesses in shared accommodation who don’t have a business rates assessment, or businesses who remain open but have been severely affected by local or national restrictions.
Further details are not available as yet but will be shared with you as soon as they are.