Melton Borough Council

Government Business Grants

Business Support Grants (Covid-19)

There have been a significant amount of grant schemes made available to businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

These schemes are intended to support businesses meet their day to day costs, or in some instances, loss of turnover. These are not intended to be for supplementing loss of individual income.

Grant schemes open from April 2021 onwards: 

  • Local Restriction Support grant - Closed addendum, January 5 onwards: Second payment (16 Feb - 31 March) Application deadline: 31 May 2021
  • Restart Grant Scheme 
  • Melton Discretionary Grant (applications due to open soon)

Please be aware that all the grant schemes have varying eligibility and criteria so you may not be entitled to funding from all, if any, of them.

Businesses can check all the support that they may be eligible for on the government website.

Restart Grant Scheme 

The Restart Grant scheme aims to support businesses that offer in-person services, where the main service and activity takes place in a fixed rate-paying premises, in the relevant sectors.

You will need to apply for this grant scheme to receive any funding you are eligible for, even if you have applied for grant schemes previously. We will continue to update the information on our Business Support Hub as more details are received. 

Check if you are eligible for the Restart Grant Scheme.

Please note: For the avoidance of doubt, Local Authorities are required to undertake prepayment checks for all Restart Grant payments. This is a stricter position than that taken for previous COVID-19 business support grant schemes. These checks are required to be undertaken before any payments are issued to businesses.

Apply for a Restart Grant 


Local Restrictions Support Grant

Businesses that were open as usual, but then required to close due to national lockdowns imposed by government may be eligible for the  Local Restriction Support Grant (LRSG) (Closed) Addendum schemes. We are currently accepting applications for the 'LRSG (Closed) addendum, 5 January onwards: Second Payment (16 Feb - 31 March)'.

Check if you are eligible for the  Local Restriction Support Grant (LRSG) (Closed) Addendum schemes

Apply for a Local Restrictions Support Grant


For additional support you may be eligible for the following:

Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

Businesses can check all the support that they may be eligible for on the government website.

This page was last updated on 08.04.2021