Published: Wednesday, 9 September 2020
Following the allocation to Oadby and Wigston Borough Council of £400,000 as part of the extended local lockdown discretionary business grants fund the Council has awarded over 160 grants to businesses within the Borough.
The grant was to support businesses in the revised lockdown area in both Leicester and Oadby & Wigston that experienced a period of closure and lower trade so that they were able to re-open and begin trading once lockdown and business closure measures were lifted.
The grants being awarded are in amounts of £2,400, £6,000 or £9,600 per the policy and in accordance with legislation.
Councillor John Boyce, Leader of the Council said: “we are pleased that we have been able to support over 160 businesses that have suffered due to the extended lockdown in the Borough of Oadby and Wigston with further grants.
The team responsible at the Council will be working hard over the next week to ensure that payments of the grants are sent out as quickly as possible.”