Grants

Last updated: 23 February 2021, 11:30

The Government have just announced a second payment cycle for those businesses forced to close due to national lock down restrictions. The second payment cycle covers 16 February to 31 March 2021. If you have already received a grant for a closed business, you do not need to contact us. A review of the guidance is underway and subject to eligibility, payments will be made automatically as soon as possible. Eligible businesses who have previously applied for an Open and Impacted Business grant will also be automatically be awarded grant awards for the same period as above.

Please note: Successful applications received after 28 February 2021 will only be awarded payments from the 15 February 2021 onwards. (This is only applicable to businesses not on the rating system).

Business Closure Grants

To qualify for a grant, businesses must:

  • Have been open as usual and providing in-person services to customers from their business premises on the 4 November 2020 and then mandated to close by Government - Details of businesses required to close are available on the Government's website.
  • Have been registered and be the liable business rate payer on 5 November 2020, to qualify for a grant under the Local Restrictions Support Grant scheme or can evidence rent/lease or mortgage payments for a grant under the Additional Restrictions Grant scheme.

Businesses that are required to close but then diversify to remain open in part e.g. restaurants/cafes that close but retain a takeaway service or shops that close but retain a click and collect facility will still be eligible for a grant.

Please read the Business Closure Grant Policy before submitting an application.

Business Closure Grant application form

Please note: You only need to apply once for this grant scheme, eligible businesses will automatically paid for future grant periods due to national or local restrictions.


Open and Impacted Business Grants
(Additional Restrictions Grant)

To qualify for a grant, businesses must:

  • have been severely affected by the national and / or local lockdown restrictions
  • must have remained open during the national and or / local level restrictions
  • have been registered and be the liable business rate payer on 5 November 2020, or can evidence rent/lease or mortgage payments

Please read the Open and Impacted Business Grant Policy before submitting an application.

Open and Impacted Business Grant application form

Please note: You only need to apply once for this grant scheme, eligible businesses will automatically paid for future grant periods due to national or local restrictions.


Lincolnshire County Council Grants

Lincolnshire County Council have four new grant funds for small businesses:

Business recovery fund

  • For small businesses who have not been able to access any of the government grants to date
  • Launches for applications from noon 23 February 2021 until 11.59pm on 25 February 2021    

Digital voucher fund

  • Supporting businesses in improving digitisation
  • Expression of interest window will be open between 8 March 2021 and 12 March 2021
  • Application criteria published 1 March 2021.

Invest for the future grant

  • To contribute towards business expansion
  • Expression of interest window will be open between 15 March 2021 and 26 March 2021
  • Application criteria published 8 March 2021.

Rural business grant

  • For businesses and organisations with projects specifically in rural areas)
  • Expression of interest window will be open between 8 March 2021 and 17 March 2021.   
  • Application criteria published 1 March 2021.

For more details on these grant schemes visit Lincolnshire County Council Grants and funding webpages.

Lincolnshire County Council Grants and funding


For the latest news and announcements on support for business please visit the visit the government's Covid-19 business support website.

Contact

If you need further guidance please get in contact with the Growth Team at growth@west-lindsey.gov.uk.