The Government has announced some additional funding under the Additional Restriction Grant to support those businesses significantly impacted by the ongoing restriction in place as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Who is eligible?

The Local Discretionary Support Grant is available to all businesses that have been severely impacted financially, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and have evidence of ongoing fixed costs.

This fund is used to help both eligible businesses that can continue to operate and those that have been required to close for the period of these restrictions.

Policy information - Oadby and Wigston Additional Restrictions Grant Fund Policy (PDF Document, 274.19 Kb)

Who isn’t eligible?

  • Businesses that are in administration, insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made, are not eligible for funding under this scheme for the purposes of this grant
  • Businesses that have chosen to close but not been required to will not be eligible for this grant.
  • Businesses that have already received grant payments that equal the maximum levels of State aid permitted under the de minimis and the Covid-19 Temporary State Aid Framework.
  • Businesses that have not lost income as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic


Grants amount will be determined based on scoring against the following criteria:

  • Number of jobs supported by the business
  • Level of ongoing fixed business related costs
  • Level of financial loss due to Covid-19 Pandemic
  • If the business is locally owned and independent
  • The ability of the business to trade online
  • Any previous financial support received
  • Any ongoing financial support being received e.g. Local Restriction Support Grants (LRSG)

The amount awarded will depend on the outcome of the assessment.

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed.

We are looking to re-open the application process in the near future, so please check back to this page for updates.

It is your responsibility to tell us if your circumstances change at any point. Any grant amount paid where your business is found not to be eligible will require the amount to be paid back to the Council.

If you have not previously received a grant under the Additional Restriction Grant then you will need to make an application.

Last updated: Wednesday, 17 February 2021 1:18 pm