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How Preston firms affected by tier-three restrictions can apply for up to £3,000 in grant funding

Posted on - 30th October, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News
A glimmer on the windows of Preston Town Hall Pic: Tony Worrall
A glimmer on the windows of Preston Town Hall Pic: Tony Worrall

A grant for businesses who have been affected by the new local restrictions is being overseen by Preston City Council.

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Businesses in the Preston City Council area are eligible for the grant if they were:

  • open as usual before the restrictions
  • providing services in person to customers from the premises
  • required to close due to local lockdown restrictions imposed by government
  • paying business rates for the premises as at 16 October 2020

Read more: Preston City Council receives £366,000 grant to help those impacted by coronavirus 

Businesses will not qualify for support under this scheme if it was in administration, insolvent or a striking off order was made at the time local restrictions started.

Local tier-three restrictions started at midnight on Saturday 17 October, with some additional restrictions from Monday, 19 October.

Read more: Map shows latest Covid-19 infection rates for areas of Preston and South Ribble

The amount of money given will be based on the rateable value of the premises. The support will be for every two weeks the business has been closed and will continue for every two weeks it has to remain closed.

Grant amounts will range between £667 and £3000.

More information on how to apply can be found here.

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What do you think about the grant? Will you be applying for it? Let us know in the comments below

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