Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Maintaining the safety of everyone in the district is our top priority and we're working with our partner organisations to closely monitor developments.

Information about how we're responding and the latest guidance for the North West of England

Coronavirus Update

Local Restrictions Support Grant

Local Restrictions Support Grant

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) supports businesses that were open as usual, providing services in person to customers from their business premises, but which were then required to close due to local lockdown restrictions imposed by government.


Your business may be eligible if it:

Occupies property on which it pays business rates

Is in a local lockdown area and has been required to close because of the formal publication of local restrictions guidance that resulted in a first full day of closure on or after 9 September. This funding is not retrospective

The following types of business may qualify

  • Bars and pubs
  • Licensed clubs
  • Bingo halls,
  • Bookmakers/betting shops
  • Car boot sales
  • Soft play areas
  • Adult gaming centres (amusement arcades)

The most recent guidance to Local Authorities can be found on the Gov Site

Rossendale Borough Council has not yet received funding for these grants. We are also still awaiting further guidance to confirm the levels of funding available and if there will be discretionary funding available for companies that are not liable for business rates. Grants will not be paid until the finding and clarification is received from Government.

Applications for funding can be made below. We will then be able to process payments as soon as the funding is received.

Application for Local Restrictions Support Grant