Charnwood Borough Council Press Release

Media Release

Monday February 7, 2022
For immediate release

Local Discretionary Grant Scheme reopens

Applications for the Local Discretionary Grant Scheme have reopened to eligible Charnwood businesses.

Charnwood Borough Council is operating the scheme and firms are being encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The scheme is for small and micro-businesses in the leisure, hospitality, personal care, and travel sectors plus some suppliers to the hospitality sector who have experienced a loss of income due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Council has reopened the scheme after receiving further funding from Government. The deadline for applications is Friday February 11. The deadline has been set due to limited amount of funding available and applications will close sooner if the funding runs out.

Grants will be awarded on a first come first served basis based on the date of receipt of a fully completed and eligible application until the available amount of funding is committed.

Businesses which successfully applied for the scheme during the last round between December 23, 2021 and January 4, 2022 are not able to reapply in this round.

Since the start of the pandemic, the Council has paid out more than £55 million in Government funding to local businesses.

The full eligibility criteria and details on how to apply is available at