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The ARG Adapt & Revive Grant is temporarily closed

Due to provisionally reaching the grant fund cap (£300,000) for applications to the ARG Adapt & Revive scheme, we are temporarily halting new applications to concentrate on validating the first batch thoroughly and will let businesses know if and when the grant will reopen for new applications.

The Grants Team will assess the quality of the pending applications before further updates can be made.

We appreciate your patience on this matter and ask that you do not contact the grants team until further notice. We encourage any potential future applicants to read the published guidance thoroughly before making an application.

If your application was successful we will be in touch in due course to discuss the application further and the level of funding that has been applied for. As part of the initial validation process we will look to notify unsuccessful applicants next week, this is due to some applications coming from ineligible business sectors.

Please note this scheme may require match funding and is a capital grant scheme, for further information about what constitutes as capital expenditure please view the latest update on the website here.

Preparing for Natasha's Law

The UK Food Information Amendment, also known as Natasha’s Law, will come into effect from October 2021. The new law requires food businesses to provide full ingredient lists and allergen labelling on pre-packaged foods for direct sale on the premise.

In line with the new rules, PPDS (Prepacked for Direct Sale) food will have to clearly display the following information on the packaging:

  • Name of the food
  • Full ingredients list, with allergenic ingredients emphasised (for example in bold, italics or a different colour).

These changes will apply to businesses in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. More information on Natasha’s Law can be found here.

Help shape the future of travel & transport in Sleaford

The new Sleaford Transport Strategy will play a vital role in shaping the future of travel and transport in and around Sleaford over the next twenty years, and Lincolnshire County Council want to hear your views and opinions.

Lincolnshire County Council are holding a public drop-in event where the public can stop by and speak to members of the transport strategy project team about Sleaford and the surrounding area's roads. The drop-in will be held at Riverside Church on Thursday 23 September from 10am to 8pm.

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Free support for North Kesteven businesses

The Council 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

Greater Lincolnshire Online Jobs and Careers Fair – September

The next in the series of Greater Lincolnshire virtual jobs fairs will be live on Wednesday 29 September, from 10am until 1pm.

The event is free for both visitors and exhibitors, and can be accessed via the LEP’s custom-built website here.

If you are interested in registering your business for a free virtual exhibition stand, click here.

Webinars for the week ahead

20/09/2021 10:00- 11:30 Energy Efficiency for your Business

21/09/2021 08:30-09:45 The turning tide towards sustainable products and how to meet consumer needs

21/09/2021 11:00-12:30 Sustainable Transport for your Business

22/09/2021 18:00-19:30 Community Led Climate Action

23/09/2021 14:00-15:30 External Funding for Business Growth