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. 

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

Eligibility

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

Eligibility

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

3. Local Discretionary Support Grant

Eligibility

Small and micro suppliers to the retail, leisure, hospitality, events, and accommodation sectors, which usually derive at least 40% of their revenues from these sectors.

Mobile/home based businesses which do not have a business rates account, whose trading was significantly impacted as a result of the previous restrictions

Shared space occupiers within the personal care sector, for example; hair dressers, beauty, tattooist’s etc.

Action required

Applications opened on Friday May 7, 2021. Grants will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis until all funds are allocated.

More information and apply

4. Business Development and Diversification Fund

Eligibility

The fund offers small grants of up to £5,000 to businesses within the Charnwood Borough Council area, who are trading but due to the issues faced by Covid-19 are looking to develop or diversify their current business and/or enable safer working practices.

Action required

Applications open on Tuesday June 1, 2021, grants will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis until all funds are allocated.

More information

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.

Last updated: Tue 11th May, 2021 @ 10:42