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.

Pre-payment Checks

Please note: The Government has requested that we carry out pre-payment checks for both the Restart and ARG grant schemes before any payments are made to the business. This may cause delays in the payment process, please be patient. Once your application has been approved and paid, you will be notified via email.

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)


The Additional Restrictions 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.

Additionally, Taxi Drivers licenced by the Borough whose residential address is in the Borough of Oadby and Wigston will now also be eligible for a grant payment. All eligible drivers have been contacted by email, drivers who are licenced by Oadby and Wigston Borough Council but live outside of the Borough and Drivers that live with the Borough but are licenced by other Local Authorities are not eligible for grant funding.

*Please do not contact the Licensing team for information in relation to grant funding*

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

Eligible Periods

Applications are open from Friday 09 July 2021, until Friday 23 July.

Action required

Businesses that have not previously received any ARG or Restart grant funding will need to complete the application form.

Businesses who have previously applied for the ARG funding and received a payment, will not need to apply again. These businesses will be contacted directly with a declaration form to complete; to ensure that they still comply under the rules for receiving an automatic payment under the ARG scheme.

All eligible drivers have been directly contacted by email with a declaration form to complete; to ensure that they comply under the rules for receiving a payment under the ARG scheme.

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: Thursday, 15 July 2021 10:47 am