Business Support Grants

To support businesses through the latest coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions the government have announced a further package of business support grants.

Restart Grant scheme

The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses in reopening safely as coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions are lifted. Grants are available from 1 April 2021.

Eligible businesses in the non-essential retail sector may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £6,000 from their local council.

Eligible businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £18,000 from their local council.

Local councils will use their discretion to determine whether businesses meet the eligibility criteria for this grant scheme. Visit your local council’s website to find out how to apply.

King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council Refresh and Reopen Grant

This grant has been made available by King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council to help local independent businesses in the area safely reopen premises in compliance with government guidance relating to Covid-19.

The grants will provide up 75% of eligible costs towards work to premises such as outdoor structures or equipment, barriers or one-way set ups, umbrellas or other temporary weather-shielding structure. It could also help fund online solutions such as ticketing, ordering or payment. This fund can also be used towards shop front improvements to make the premises feel more welcoming to local people and visitors. Any spend incurred must have taken place since the announcement of the Governments Roadmap on 22 February 2021.

The maximum grant available per applicant is £10,000 and applicants must not have previously claimed a grant for the same re-opening activities. Grants will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and the scheme will close once all the money has been allocated or on 30 May, whichever is sooner. All grant funding must be fully spent and works completed by 1 August 2021.

Eligible businesses must be in the borough of west Norfolk, operate in the retail, hospitality, recreation, leisure, culture, tourism or events sectors.

Find out more and apply

Small Business Grant Scheme

The Small Business Grant scheme is funded by King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council’s additional restrictions grant allocation and administered by New Anglia LEP Growth Hub.

Businesses can apply for a grant of up to £25k for 75% of project costs. Funding must be claimed by 30th June 2021, and funding can be back dated to spend from 22 Feb 2021.

Who & what is eligible?

  • The grant is not limited to sectors, although retail, hospitality, leisure and those in the supply chains for these sectors will be prioritised.
  • Businesses must demonstrate how they have been severely impacted by COVID-19, what they need to invest in and why this investment will help them move forward.
  • It will fund items such as premises construction/extension/purchase; plant and machinery; commercial vehicles, fixtures and fittings; 1-2-1 specialist advice to address your immediate needs in response to the impact of COVID-19.

To apply email 

or call 0300 333 6536

To support businesses through the latest coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions the government have announced a further package of business support grants.

Restart Grant scheme

The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses in reopening safely as coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions are lifted. Grants are available from 1 April 2021.

Eligible businesses in the non-essential retail sector may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £6,000 from their local council.

Eligible businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £18,000 from their local council.

Local councils will use their discretion to determine whether businesses meet the eligibility criteria for this grant scheme. Visit your local council’s website to find out how to apply.

King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council Refresh and Reopen Grant

This grant has been made available by King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council to help local independent businesses in the area safely reopen premises in compliance with government guidance relating to Covid-19.

The grants will provide up 75% of eligible costs towards work to premises such as outdoor structures or equipment, barriers or one-way set ups, umbrellas or other temporary weather-shielding structure. It could also help fund online solutions such as ticketing, ordering or payment. This fund can also be used towards shop front improvements to make the premises feel more welcoming to local people and visitors. Any spend incurred must have taken place since the announcement of the Governments Roadmap on 22 February 2021.

The maximum grant available per applicant is £10,000 and applicants must not have previously claimed a grant for the same re-opening activities. Grants will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and the scheme will close once all the money has been allocated or on 30 May, whichever is sooner. All grant funding must be fully spent and works completed by 1 August 2021.

Eligible businesses must be in the borough of west Norfolk, operate in the retail, hospitality, recreation, leisure, culture, tourism or events sectors.

Find out more and apply

Small Business Grant Scheme

The Small Business Grant scheme is funded by King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council’s additional restrictions grant allocation and administered by New Anglia LEP Growth Hub.

Businesses can apply for a grant of up to £25k for 75% of project costs. Funding must be claimed by 30th June 2021, and funding can be back dated to spend from 22 Feb 2021.

Who & what is eligible?

  • The grant is not limited to sectors, although retail, hospitality, leisure and those in the supply chains for these sectors will be prioritised.
  • Businesses must demonstrate how they have been severely impacted by COVID-19, what they need to invest in and why this investment will help them move forward.
  • It will fund items such as premises construction/extension/purchase; plant and machinery; commercial vehicles, fixtures and fittings; 1-2-1 specialist advice to address your immediate needs in response to the impact of COVID-19.

To apply email 

or call 0300 333 6536

Business Support Grants

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