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Extended Local Lockdown Discretionary Business Grants Fund

Published: Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Oadby and Wigston have been allocated £400K as part of the extended local lockdown discretionary business grants fund.

Background as to why this is available

  • Due to significantly heightened local incidence of Covid-19, the Health Secretary imposed a local lockdown beginning on 30 June.
  • The impact of the lockdown was to close all non-essential retail that had been able to open again on 15 June and to keep closed hospitality and leisure businesses that would otherwise have been able to open from the 4 July.
  • On 24 July lockdown restrictions were relaxed; leaving Leicester and Oadby & Wigston inside the lockdown area. Restrictions on non-essential retail replaced by targeted ability of the local authorities to shut particular premises.
  • No additional business support funding has been made available during this period.

Grant purpose

To support businesses in the revised lockdown area (Leicester and Oadby & Wigston) that are experiencing a period of closure and lower trade, so that they are able to re-open and begin trading once lockdown and business closures measures are lifted.

The Grant is available from 12:30pm on 13 August 2020 to 6:00pm on 28 August 2020.


View the policy here:Extended Lockdown DBGF Local Policy - OWBC (PDF Document, 141.83 Kb)

Thank you for your Grant Applications. We are currently in the process of reviewing all applications received and will shortly be contacting you. In order for us process these as quickly as possibly we kindly request that you keep contact to a minimum.

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