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How the grants work – Application Process

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What do I need to complete the Expression of Interest (EOI)?

  • Your business details
  • Information on how the pandemic has affected your business
  • A good idea of what you want the funding for and the approximate cost (based upon quotes if you have them)
  • An estimate of how long it would take to complete the procured support or purchase the minor equipment (everything much be completed by the end of March 2021).
  • Information on what other public sector support you have benefited from in the past 3 years (normally known as State Aid)

If successful at EOI, what do I need for the full application?

  • More detailed information about what you need the funding for.
  • Provide 3 comparable written quotes for the service or equipment you want to purchase
  • Quotes must be dated no earlier than 3rd July for Kickstart Lancashire Tourism grant and 14th July for Boost Your Recovery grant
  • You will be required to upload each quotation. These can be screen shots of equipment from official websites selling the same product however for services these have to be written quotations from potential suppliers on letter head or sent from supplier email accounts.

If my full application is approved, what next?

  • We will issue you with a Grant Funding Agreement (GFA) document which outlines the terms of the grant, including timescales.
  • We will need you to sign the agreement electronically and return it to us.
  • We will also send you instruction on how to register on our iSupplier payment system so we can pay you by BACS.
  • Once the GFA is signed, you can then commission the work to begin

How do I claim the money?

  • When you’re happy with the service provided, you can pay the chosen provider. If purchasing equipment, you can pay the supplier. Full payment has to be made to the supplier before you can claim the grant.
  • You will need the following information to submit a claim;
    • You will need to be registered on our payment system iSupplier.
    • You will need a completed claim form which will be supplied.
    • Invoice to us for the amount agreed in the GFA
    • Evidence you have paid the supplier. This can be a redacted bank statement showing the account detail and the date, payment details and amount deducted from your account.

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