Covid-19: Latest Updates

Business Support

Grants for Closed Businesses

Grants of between £250 and £3000 are available from the City Council for eligible closed businesses during the 28 day lockdown period.

These Grants will be issued in accordance with Government Guidance issued on 3rd November 2020 in respect of the Local Restriction Support Grant (Closed/Sector) and the Additional Restrictions Grant Schemes, along with guidance on required closures.

Any updated Government guidance or FAQs subsequently published by Government in respect of these schemes will also apply.
 

Grant Applications - Closed Businesses

Eligible businesses can apply online from Monday 16 November 2020.

The City of Lincoln Council Policy sets out the criteria under which businesses qualify and the evidence required to make an application.

Apply for a Closed Business Support Grant >
 


Grants for Open Businesses that are Severely Affected 

The Council is prioritising the use of its Additional Restrictions Grant funding to assist businesses which are not eligible for support under the ‘closed’ grant schemes (Local Restrictions Support Grant) because they have remained open but have still been severely impacted by the crisis during the National Restriction period of 5th of November to 2nd of December 2020.

  • Grants of between £667 and £2100 are available from the City Council for eligible businesses during the 28 day lockdown period
  • For eligibility criteria see the Open Business Support Policy
  • These Grants will be made in accordance with Government Guidance issued on 3rd November 2020 in respect of the Additional Restrictions Grant Schemes, along with guidance on required closures.
  • Any updated Government guidance or FAQs subsequently published by Government in respect of these schemes will also apply.
     

Grant Applications - Open Businesses 

Eligible businesses can apply online from Monday 30 November  to 14 December 2020.

  • The Open Business Support Policy sets out the criteria under which businesses qualify and the evidence required to make an application.
     

Opening Your Business Safely

If you are planning to open your business please review the COVID-19 Tool kit which aims to help Lincolnshire businesses become COVID-19 secure, resume trading safely, and protect their staff and customers as lockdown is eased.