Business Gateway Growth Hub: Small Business Recovery Grant

This grant is available to businesses who can demonstrate they have been adversely affected by COVID19 and the funding is going to used to help recover from the impacts of Covid-19 on their business.

Applications will be open until 30 September 2020

Applications will be assessed on 1st come 1st served basis

Grants from £1,000 to £3,000 are available for SME’s in Leicester and Leicestershire

In order to access this grant, the SME’s must clearly demonstrate the impact of Covid-19 on their business and how the proposed activity will help address this impact for their business.

Some of the Covid-19 examples that could be considered:

  • 1-2-1 specialist advice which SMEs could call on to address their immediate needs in response to the impact of COVID 19 e.g. HR, accountants, legal, financial, H&S, IT / digital or sector specialists, targeted marketing etc.; and / or
  • Purchase of minor equipment to adapt business processes, e.g., minor building works, equipment to deliver productivity improvements such as process controls, line cameras, new tooling; or
  • To adopt new technology in order to continue to deliver business activity or diversify in response to COVID 19 – ecommerce platforms, contactless payment systems, website developments such as e commerce systems, software development, IT hardware and software to support remote working.

Details of eligibility, application process can be found here.


The Business Gateway Growth Hub are offering free webinars on ‘How to submit a successful grant application’ to support businesses that are not familiar with the process of applying for a grant.

Webinars are planned for:

How to submit a successful grant application: