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Covid-19 business grants

The Government has introduced a range of Covid-19 grants which businesses in Charnwood may be eligible for. 

Below is a summary of the different schemes, eligibility criteria, eligible periods and how to apply. Full details of all schemes are available by following the links.

Your business may qualify for more than one grant so you may need to complete more than one application form or process.

It is also important to remember that some business grants can be paid automatically to you. 

Please read all the information carefully before submitting an application or inquiry. 

March 23 update

As part of the budget announcement on March 3, the Chancellor confirmed the launch of a new Restart Grants Scheme and additional funding to be made available for Discretionary Grant Schemes.

More information about the Restart Grants is now available below.  We are still waiting for further details about the additional funding for Discretionary Grant Schemes. As soon as we have more information we will update these pages.

Since the start of the pandemic, we have been working incredibly hard to ensure Government funding for businesses has reached local companies as quickly and as securely as possible and that is continuing. 

Please continue to keep an eye on this webpage and sign up to our email alerts to make sure you are kept informed of any further grant scheme news.

1. Restart Grants


The Restart Grant will support non-essential retail premises with one-off grants of up to £6,000  and also support hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises with one-off grants of up to £18,000.

Please note: Applicants must have a valid business rates account.

Eligible periods

This is a one off grant scheme commencing from April 1, 2021.

Action required

Applications for this scheme are now open.

More information and apply

2. Local Restrictions Support Grant (CLOSED) Addendum – National Lockdown


This grant is for those businesses forced to close during national lockdown periods.

Please note: Applicants must have a valid business rates account.

Eligible periods

February 17, 2021 - March 31, 2021

Action required

If you have not received notification of an automatic payment being made to you for these periods by March 4, 2021, please use our online application form.

More information and apply

Appeals for all Covid-19 business grants

There is no right to appeal, and the decision of the Council is final. As set out in the Business Grant Fund Policy, the Council’s interpretation of the guidance is at its own discretion and it will be the final arbiter of the definitions contained within this policy.

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Last updated: Thu 15th April, 2021 @ 09:17