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.

3 March 2021 Update

In the national budget on 3 March, the Chancellor announced a new restart grants scheme from 1 April, replacing the current mandatory national lockdown grants. The grants will be up to £6,000 for non-essential retail businesses and up to £18,000 for hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses. We understand that government officials are working through the details and will issue guidance to councils later in March. Information will be updated as more details are received.

1. Restart Grant


The Restart Grant will support non-essential retail premises with one-off grants of up to £6,000 and also support hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises with one-off grants of up to £18,000.

Please note: Applicants must have a valid business rates account.

Eligible Periods

This is a one off grant scheme commencing from April 1, 2021 until the June 30, 2021.

Action Required

Applications for this scheme are now open.

More information

2. Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)


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

31 March 2021 - 30 April 2021.

Action Required

Applications for this grant are now open.

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, 1 April 2021 9:25 am