New financial help for Wyre businesses now on offer

Business in Wyre forced to close under coronavirus restrictions can now apply for help.

Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 9:33 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 11:21 am

Wyre council has said the Local Restrictions Support Grant is open for applications and it has promised new help will be available soon for some firms which have not been forced to close.

There are currently two schemes for affected businesses.

One for those forced to close when Lancashire moved into tier 3 on October 19, or October 17 for licensed clubs bars (the LRSG closed scheme) and one for those required to close during lockdown (the LRSG closed addendum scheme).

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Coun Alan Vincent

The criteria and grant amounts vary based on the level of restrictions and their duration, as well as the size of the business applying.

Councillor Alan Vincent, Resources Portfolio Holder at Wyre Council said: “These are frustrating and worrying times for businesses across our borough and we have worked extremely hard to launch these Local Restrictions Support Grant schemes for those who have been forced to close in this second wave of the pandemic.

“We are also currently putting together two discretionary grant schemes aimed at businesses severely impacted by the pandemic but not required to close.

"Please bear with us while we work through guidance from the government and, rest assured, that we aim to get these schemes up and running as soon as possible.”

Full details of the Local Restrictions Support Grant, including which businesses are eligible and an online application form, can be found at www.wyre.gov.uk/localrestrictionssupportgrant

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