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Last reviewed on 26 July 2021

We are working with our partners to ensure that local businesses are given the support and advice they need at this crucial time. For the latest information and advice, business owners and self-employed people should read the government's business support portal.

Below you will find a breakdown of current business grant support related to COVID-19, as well as additional support available from partners and other organisations.

If you would like to speak to a member of our Business Liaison team, please contact adamsanderson@sthelens.gov.uk.

  • Restart Grant (this grant replaced the Local Restrictions Support Grant from 1 April 2021).  The deadline for submitting a new application was 30 June 2021
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (for businesses that have been required to close due to local/national restrictions) (new applications for this grant closed on 31 May 2021)
  • Closed Business Lockdown Payment (new applications for this grant closed on 31 March 2021)
  • Liverpool City Region Care Providers' Grant (the initial window for applications closed on 19 May 2021)
  • Liverpool City Region Local Business Support Grant (new applications for this grant closed on 26 February 2021)
  • Christmas Support Payment for 'wet-led pubs' (new applications for this grant closed on 28 February 2021)

In these difficult times, businesses are finding new ways to support residents through no-contact deliveries, online sessions and much more to help people stay safe and stay at home.

We're maintaining a list of the businesses who are offering these options. If you know of a business not on the list,  please email mediateam@sthelens.gov.uk.

Guidance for food and drink businesses

Many local food and drink businesses are now offering delivery services where they haven’t before.

We’ve published some guidance on our website to ensure properly registered businesses can diversify safely, on everything from food preparation and handling to contact-free payment and delivery.

Our licensing team can also provide information and support if you're an alcohol/entertainment business or a taxi driver.

For advice on financial support for businesses, visit www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support.