Leicester Mercury

Council has grants for businesses

- Go to: leicester.gov.uk/your-council/coronaviru­s/ advice-and-support-for-businesses

BUSINESSES and charities can apply for grants to help with costs and loss of income during lockdown.

Leicester City Council is using the additional restrictio­ns grant to support businesses and groups experienci­ng significan­t loss of income, along with ongoing premises and other non-payroll costs.

Those eligible to apply for discretion­ary grants include:

Dry cleaners and vehicle repairers; charity offices; places of public worship with defined community facilities; non-essential businesses which are legally required to close, located in business premises where they are not the direct ratepayer; approved driving instructor­s and city centre essential retailers.

Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said: “The ongoing lockdown restrictio­ns have affected businesses across the city, and these grants can provide muchneeded financial support.”

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