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Street cafe furnishings grant launched by Leicester City Council

29 July 2020

Leicester City Council have launched a street cafe furnishings grant as part of the citywide recovery plan. This will allow eligible independent restaurants and cafes to apply for grants of up to £4,000, to purchase appropriate furniture and outdoor goods to support their business.

In order to apply you must be a hospitality businesses who pay their business rates to Leicester City Council or receive small business rate relief.

The aim of the grant is to enable the business to operate safely within social safety guidelines.

All awards will be treated as a grant and the level of award will be judged on the number of additional covers which the business is able to generate through the outdoor space available to it i.e. a business able to generate 20 additional covers would be likely to receive a higher level of grant than one able to create 5 additional covers.

In addition, a minimum business contribution of 25% will be required as contribution towards the cost of the goods.

For full details please visit the dedicated page on Leicester City Council’s website.