The Hospitality, Leisure and Retail (Expanded Scheme) closed at 5pm on Friday 11 December 2020.

In an effort to address the significant impact the ongoing restrictions are having on the hospitality, leisure and retail sector, Wirral Council, its neighbouring local authorities and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, is launching a new grant scheme for those businesses which have so far not been eligible for support.

It is aimed at retail, hospitality and leisure supply chain businesses and the self-employed and each business must meet the strict eligibility criteria, including:

  • being based in the Liverpool City Region and have been trading on or before 11 March 2020
  • having not been eligible for or received a grant administered by a local authority from October 2020 onwards
  • employing one or more people (a sole director, or self-employed counts as a staff member)
  • being able to show the negative impact the restrictions have had on trading

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