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11/12/20- Hospitality, Leisure & Retail Grant (Expanded Scheme) closes TODAY Friday 11th December 2020 at 5pm


The Hospitality, Leisure and Retail Grant (Expanded Scheme) will close today Friday 11th December 2020 at 5pm.

You can apply if you meet one of the 3 descriptions below, was established and trading before the 11th March 2020, still trading on 1st October 2020 and intend to continue trading.

Please note that you can only apply for one grant per business.

  1. Retail businesses that operate from commercial retail premises, that have been forced to close due to national restrictions and are not eligible for Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed).
  2. Businesses that supply directly to the Hospitality and Leisure sectors, operate from commercial premises and are not eligible for Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed).
  3. Home based businesses (for example; a self-employed person, sole trader, or a limited company) that predominantly works in or supplies the Hospitality and Leisure sectors and can no longer generate income through usual channels (for example; customer meetings) and has ongoing business-related costs.  Licensed Market traders (in any part of the Retail sector) are eligible to apply under this category.


The guidance and checklist explain what information you will need to provide and upload with your application form. All information can be found on Sefton Council’s Website.

All enquiries should be sent directly to the grants team at