Help for businesses

Lancaster City Council grants and support

Government funding, grants and support


If you would like more information on ventilation or would like to purchase a C02 monitor at a greatly subsidised cost of £20 to help monitor the adequacy of ventilation within your premises, please email

Following the Government announcement in November 2021 about the re-introduction of facemasks in shops and on public transport, Lancaster City Council have a range of resources available to help businesses and customers comply with these requirements.

You can download signage from your business ( see below) and we can also provide you with boxes of face coverings. Please email for further information or supplies.

Signage and posters - Free Materials for Businesses

We have created a suite of free materials for businesses to use to help keep their workplace, staff and customers safer. Feel free to download the files and use on social media or print for display in venues.

Living With Covid Materials

"Freedom Day" Materials

Archived materials

Business webinars

We like to keep businesses across the district up-to-date from HSE information to Covid safety information through a variety of ways, including hosting webinars, so that businesses get the opportunity to get the information they need, but also the opportunity to ask questions.

There is a chance to catch up on the webinars via the links below:

Update on Covid safety in the workplace - Ventilation

Update on business support measures - 17/12/2022

General business support

The government has published guidance on working safely during Coronavirus. The guidance covers the following business areas:

Business support team

Our dedicated Business Support Team are here to offer advice and support to business owners through the Covid pandemic and beyond.

Register for updates

ERDF funding acknowledgement footer

Lancaster City Council has developed a package of measures so business owners have the confidence to reopen in a manner that is safe not only for customers, but for their staff and themselves. Some of this work has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund.