Last chance for Christmas Support Grants for wet-led pubs image by Olivier Le Moal AdobeStock_168894985

Sunday 31 January 2021 is the deadline for pubs to apply for a Christmas Support Grant. The grant is worth £1,000 and is for any pubs where the income from food sales is normally less than 50% of the pub’s income.

This grant is funded by the Government and administered locally by Bedford Borough Council.

It is a one-off payment, on top of other support grants for businesses that have had to close or been adversely impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.

Anyone who thinks that their pub may qualify and hasn’t already applied is urged to apply via email

Cllr Michael Headley, portfolio holder for Finance, said:

“This one-off grant is specifically for those ‘wet-led’ pubs, where food sales are usually less than 50% of the pub’s income, which have been heavily impacted, particularly by loss of trade over the festive season.

“If your pub is eligible, do not miss out. Get in touch with the Council by emailing BusinessGrantApplications@bedford.gov.uk by Sunday 31 January.”