Businesses in Stoke-on-Trent that have been instructed to close by Government can now apply for a Local Restrictions Support Grant through Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

We have been allocated £4,192,488 to award to businesses such as hospitality, leisure, non-essential retail and personal care.

This is a further boost for businesses across the city when we know they need it the most. Payments will be made on a 28-day cycle for as long as these restrictions are in place.

The process to apply is quick and easy, apply at www.stoke.gov.uk/businessgrants

Businesses that have chosen to close but were not required to will not be eligible for this grant. In addition, where a business is in administration, are insolvent or where a striking off notice has been made are not eligible under this scheme.