Call for businesses to apply for grants

Published Wednesday 29 September 2021

Thousands of pounds in grants have already been handed to local businesses which are recovering from the Covid pandemic – and more are being encouraged to apply for funding.

In August, Harborough District Council launched four new Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) schemes, to boost business recovery, growth, and innovation following the national coronavirus lockdowns.

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In the first round of grants, the Council has supported more than 100 businesses with approximately £210,000 in grants. Examples of support included equipment to support business diversification and sustainability, website development, server upgrades, gazebos for pop-up stalls, digital training course, vehicle adaptations, and PPE equipment.

The second round of grants starts on Friday 1 October 2021.

Applications will close on Monday 13 December 2021, with the third and final round opening in early January 2022.  

Cllr Phil King, Leader of Harborough District Council, said: “I’m delighted that businesses once again have this opportunity. These grants are a joint enterprise allowing businesses to invest their own money, as required, with additional investment provided through grants, to help them trade in innovative, cleaner and greener ways.”

Contact the Council’s Grants and Funding Officer Jaswinder Powar on 07874 876579 or email for further information or visit