The Leicestershire Business Recovery Fund is managed by the Economic Growth Team at Leicestershire County Council and funded through the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Business Rate Pool.

The Leicestershire Business Recovery Fund provides support for rural businesses (including tourism, agriculture and creative industries) and independent retail businesses, to enable them to overcome the impacts they may have faced or are still facing, as a result of COVID-19.

This funding scheme is to ensure business recovery, through mitigation measures, including supporting businesses to diversify and increase their digital skills.

Grants are available between £2,000 and £10,000 (excluding VAT). The scheme will provide 50% grant support with the applicant providing the other 50% as match funding.

Businesses must be located within, or locating to the administrative area of Leicestershire (businesses within the Leicester City boundary are ineligible).

Guidance Notes

Applicants are strongly advised to read the GUIDANCE NOTES in full, prior to completing an application form.

The guidance notes can be downloaded here:

Application Form:

The application form can be downloaded here:

Submitting Your Application:

Once the application form is completed in full, it should be submitted along with all supporting documents, via this link:


Applications will be dealt with on a first come first served basis and subject to available funds.

Closing dates for applications: 1st June 2021 (subject to available funding)

Further Support:

Before applying, applicants are encouraged to contact the Business Gateway Growth Hub Programme by email on or by completing the enquiry form at

The Growth Hub business advisors can provide applicants with free sessions to help discuss proposals and can provide support via seminars and workshops in key subject areas.

If you have already begun an application, please email for any further assistance.