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Support for community pubs

We recognise that rural pubs are at the heart of many Leicestershire communities - and as part of our commitment to helping businesses during these tough times, pubs struggling during the pandemic will have the opportunity to apply for our new fund.

Thank you for your interest - this scheme closed on 8 January

We are offering a one-off payment of £1,000 to support small village pubs which are unable to open their doors over the festive period.

The funding criteria are set out below: 

  • Pubs must be located in a Leicestershire village. 
  • Pubs must be able to demonstrate how your pub provides a vital community role. 
  • Pubs must derive less than 50% of its income from sales of food, a wet-pub by definition. 
  • Pubs will need to self-certify that they meet all eligibility criteria and may need to provide accounting evidence.
  • Businesses also in receipt of other grants are also eligible to apply. 
  • Be able to confirm that there have been no material changes to your business that would prevent you from receiving this grant (ie. your business is still operating and is not insolvent, in liquidation or in administration). 
  • Where applicable, you must still be the liable party for the business rates attached to your premises. 
  • By applying for this grant you consent to Leicestershire County Council processing, within its own organisation, central government and in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation any information that you have provided to them in order to process your claim successfully.

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