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

Below you will find details of the different schemes, eligibility criteria, eligible periods and how to apply.

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

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.

1. Local Restriction Support Grant (OPEN)

Eligibility

This grant is for those businesses whilst not forced to close have been severely impacted by the COVID restrictions. This grant prioritises businesses in the hospitality, hotel, bed and breakfast and leisure sectors.

Applicants must have a valid business rates account.

Policy Information - Oadby and Wigston Borough Council LRSG (Open) Version 2 (Word Document, 23.12 Kb)

Eligible Periods

September 22, 2020 - November 4, 2020

December 2, 2020 - December 30, 2020

Action Required

This scheme is closed.

If businesses believe they were eligible during the eligible periods they need to email businessgrants@oadby-wigston.gov.uk with full business details and the reasons why they did not apply previously.

2. Local Restriction Support Grant (CLOSED) TIER 3

Eligibility

This grant is for those businesses forced to close during Tier 3 restriction periods.

Applicants must have a valid business rates account.

Eligible Periods

December 2, 2020 - December 30, 2020

Action Required

If businesses have not yet received a payment for this grant, but believe they are entitiled please email businessgrants@oadby-wigston.gov.uk.

More information

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

Eligibility

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

Applicants must have a valid business rates account.

Policy Information - Oadby and Wigston Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Policy (PDF Document, 146.05 Kb)

Eligible Periods

November 5, 2020 - December 2, 2020

Action Required

If businesses have not yet received a payment for this grant, but believe they are entitiled they need to complete the online form.

More information

4. Local Restriction Support Grant (CLOSED) TIER 4 ADDENDUM

Eligibility

This grant is for those businesses forced to close during Tier 4 restrictions.

Applicants must have a valid business rates account.

Eligible Periods

December 31, 2020 - January 4, 2021

Action Required

We have contacted businesses we believe to be entitled to this grant. If you have not received an email relating to this please email businessgrants@oadby-wigston.gov.uk

More information

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

Eligibility

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

Applicants must have a valid business rates account.

Eligible Periods

Businesses that were forced to close during the national lock down period which started on January 5, 2021.

The payment period is up to and including 15/02/21. Any further payments will be made after the pending National Lockdown review.

Action Required

We have contacted businesses we believe to be entitled to this grant. If you have not received an email relating to this please email businessgrants@oadby-wigston.gov.uk

More information

6. Closed Business Lockdown Payment

Eligibility

This grant provides payments of £4,000, £6,000 or £9,000 depending on the rateable value of the businesses forced to close. This is in addition to the LRSG (Closed) Addendum.

Applicants must have a valid business rates account.

Eligible Periods

This is a one off payment for business forced to close during the national lock down period which started on January 5, 2021.

Action Required

We have contacted businesses we believe to be entitled to this grant. If you have not received an email relating to this please email businessgrants@oadby-wigston.gov.uk

More information

7. Additional Restrictions Grant

Eligibility

This is a discretionary grant scheme for businesses who have been severely financially impacted by the restrictions caused by Covid.

Businesses do NOT need to have a business rates account or have been forced to close to be eligible for this grant.

Local councils have the freedom to determine the eligibility criteria for these grants.

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

Eligible Periods

Applications for this grant open between 5pm on January 22 2021 to 5pm on February 5, 2021

Action Required

Applications for this scheme are now closed.

More information

8. Christmas Support Payment Wet-Led Pubs

Eligibility

This grant is for pubs where less than 50 per cent of their income is derived from food sales.

Applicants must have a valid business rates account.

Policy Information - Oadby and Wigston Borough Council Wet Led Pubs Policy (Word Document, 18.74 Kb)

Eligible Periods

December 2, 2020 - December 29, 2020.

Deadline for applications is now 28th February 2021.

Action Required

Applications for this scheme are open.

More information

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