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Business NK - COVID19

Financial support for businesses

Further to the most recent announcement from Government regarding the third National Lockdown, our Grants Team is receiving huge volumes of emails in relation to business support funding that will be available. Please note we are awaiting Government guidance on the Top up Grant and North Kesteven’s allocation, however if you applied previously to the LRSG (Closed) Addendum you will not need to apply again. Please do bear with us, we are working tirelessly and will get more information published on our website and to our businesses as soon as it’s available.

Local Restriction Support Grant (Closed) Addendum and Local Restriction Support Grant (Closed) Addendum Tier 4 grants will be paid through our automated payment system once validation and grant amounts have been confirmed. At the current time we are awaiting our allocations from Government. Confirmation of payment dates will be published on our website in due course.

If your enquiry relates to other funding, we will endeavour to get in touch ASAP. Please review regularly – this is where all details regarding future funding schemes will be available as soon as we have them to share with you.

Additional Restriction Support Grant (ARG) Severe Impact

The ARG Severe Impact is now closed for Expressions of Interest. Thank you to those businesses who submitted an Expression of Interest, the team are currently working on the policy and details will be shared later this month on the Grant that will be available to apply for.

Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs

North Kesteven District Council has contacted and paid pubs that are eligible for the Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs. If you have not been contacted and believe you are eligible, please contact with the pub name and business rates number. Please note this support grant will close on 31 January 2021.

Local Restriction Support Grant (Open) and Local Restriction Support Grant (Closed)

Please note that whilst England remains in a national lockdown these grants have now ceased and only refer to the period of 3 December until 5 January.

Heart of Lincs tourism database

Heart of lincs

Heart of Lincs is currently developing a Tourism Database for the District. This database will be used to keep businesses up to date with relevant industry news and promote the Tourism sector in North Kesteven, Greater Lincolnshire in partnership with Visit Lincolnshire/ Visit Lincoln and further afield.

If you are interested in your business being included in Heart of Lincs marketing and promoted online through social media and the website or have any questions regarding the database, please contact Emma Clark.

Redundancy toolkit

DIT has created a new toolkit to support conversations and meetings with businesses. The toolkit can be found here.

Are you on social media?

If so, join our Business NK group here or follow us on twitter. We share information, support and advice on each platform.

Free support for North Kesteven businesses

NKDC offers the service of a Business Support Adviser, Phil Means. Phil can assist businesses and provide bespoke advice and support.

If you are in business and feel you could benefit from free business advice please contact him. Either call Phil on 07920 472671 or email

Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 April 2021. You can claim 80% of an employee’s usual salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month. Claims for furlough days in December 2020 must be made by 14 January 2021.

Peer Networks

The Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce is delivering a Peer Networks programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success and gain a trusted network to collaboratively work through common business issues. For more information see here. 

Webinars for the weeks ahead

12/01/2021 08:00-80:45 ChamberConnect: QES Q4 Briefing

12/01/2021 09:30-12:30 NBV | Creativity for Growth | Online Master Class

12/01/2021 10:00-12:00 ChamberConnect: Adapt and Thrive - FREE Workshop

12/01/2021 14:00-15:00 The importance of Incoterms in international contracts

18/01/2021 09:30-15:30 NBV | Starting in Business | Online