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Coronavirus Update

Financial Support for Businesses

Update: 01 April 2021

UPDATED 01/04/2021

Rossendale Borough Council are here to support you, our business community.

As the roadmap out of lockdown restrictions becomes clearer we are able to offer our businesses the opportunity to apply for the next stage of funding.

Many of the previous funding schemes have now come to an end. We are working hard to ensure that the final support packages outlined below are allocated to eligible businesses in good time. We thank you for your patience whilst we process the applications and payments.

We would ask you to click on the links below to read the details carefully and apply as soon as possible where applicable.

Should you need any clarification on any of the schemes, please feel free to contact us.

Please see below for our current Live schemes.

We ask that you please click on the links to read the details carefully. This will allow you to apply for the correct grant funding package.


Dates/Schemes for reference:

Tier 2 (High)                                                           2nd August 2020 - 16th October - Scheme Closed

Tier 3 (Very High)                                                 17th October 2020 - 4th November - Scheme Closed

                             3rd December - 30th December - Scheme Closed

Tier 4 (Stay at Home)                                          31st December 2020 - 4th January 2021 - Scheme Closed

National Lockdown 2 (Stay at Home)             5th November 2020 - 2nd December 2020 - Scheme Closed

National Lockdown 3 (Phase 1)                        5th January 2021 - 15th February 2021 (42 Days) - Scheme Closed

National Lockdown 3 (Phase 2)                        16th February 2021 - 31st March 2021 (44 Days)

due to close 31/05/2021


Please note – The data you provide when applying for these grants will be shared with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), they will store it securely and process it for monitoring and evaluation purposes only. This includes, but is not limited to, follow up evaluation surveys relating to the business support grant schemes. Your data will also be shared with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).


Restart Grant Scheme – Now Open for Applications

Under the Restart Grant scheme, you can apply to be allocated a ONE-OFF grant to assist in you re-opening your business.

This funding is not linked to other funding schemes and applications will be assessed separately.

Grants of up to £6,000 will be paid to non-essential retail business premises, to help you reopen safely. Please click link for full payment award details.

Grants of up to £18,000 will be allocated to hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises, which may open later under plans set out in the roadmap and will be more impacted by restrictions when you do reopen. Please click link for full payment award details.

The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses that are predominantly reliant on delivering in-person services for the general public in the aforementioned sectors.

Click here for more details and to apply


National Lockdown Phase 2

Businesses that were REQUIRED to close due to National Lockdown restrictions between the dates of:

16th February 2021 – 31st March 2021 – National Lockdown 3- Phase 2  

Click here for more details and to apply


Discretionary Additional Restrictions Support Grant (ARG)

Please DO NOT apply if you have already been awarded or have an application pending for an ARG payment. We will automatically make a 2nd payment directly to you. Click for payment award details below.

If you haven’t applied previously, please read the details carefully before sending in your application.

This grant is for businesses that have been severely affected by Covid-19 since 5th January 2021 onwards. This discretionary grant is open to all businesses including those not on the ratings list. If you have applied for other grant funding you may also be eligible to apply for the Discretionary ARG.

Click here for more details and to apply