The Leicestershire Business Recovery Fund provides support for rural businesses and independent retail businesses, to enable them to overcome the impacts they may have faced, or are still facing, as a result of COVID-19.
Grants are available between £2,000 and £10,000 (excluding VAT) and the scheme will provide 50% grant support, with the applicant providing the other 50% as match funding.
It is managed by Leicestershire County Council and funded through the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Business Rate Pool, and has been set up to ensure business recovery, including supporting businesses to diversify and increase their digital skills.
Eligibility criteria applies including, but not limited to:
- Business must be located within, or locating to the administrative area of Leicestershire (businesses within the Leicester City boundary are ineligible)
- Employ less than 50 full time equivalent (FTE) employees i.e. a Micro or small business
- Apply for minimum of £2,000 and a maximum of £10,000.
There is currently no deadline for applications, but businesses should apply as soon as possible as funding will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
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