We know there’s a lot of information to digest when checking your eligibility and applying for the various business grant schemes.
We’ve listed some of the questions we’re being asked most often here, in case it helps answer any of yours.
We’re updating this page regularly to reflect the latest information we have, so please check back before calling.
Please take a look at our business grants page which is updated with the latest grant schemes we’re running. You should read the guidance notes thoroughly for each scheme before applying.
The closing date for each scheme is stated in the guidance notes. Please wait until that date has passed before contacting us.
If you still haven’t heard anything 10 days after submission, please email us and include:
We’re processing hundreds of applications from businesses across South Kesteven so this information will help us deal with your enquiry more quickly. We aim to respond to you within 5 working days. Please also check your spam folder in case our reply is caught by your filter.
You should see a reference number when you start your application. If you didn’t see this, or haven’t received an automated email to confirm your submission, then please email us. We aim to respond within 5 working days.
Please refer to the scheme guidelines to assess your eligibility before applying, to save time and disappointment.
If you apply for a scheme that you’re not eligible for, we’ll have to decline your application and will provide a reason when we contact you by email.
Please use the charts above to assess your eligibility and read the scheme guidance. If you’re still unsure, please email us and we’ll help to clarify things for you. We aim to respond within 5 working days.
No, any discretionary schemes that we operate are created to provide targeted support for businesses that need it most. The eligibility criteria is set using information fed back to us from local businesses, so it’s important to tell us if you’re severely impacted and not eligible for any grant funding at present by completing the Covid Impact Statement on our business grants webpage.
Please read the guidance notes for any discretionary scheme to fully understand whether your business is eligible to apply for support.
The LRSG (Closed) scheme is now closed. Please take a look at the grants page to see if you’re eligible for any other business support schemes.
Please check the Government’s list of businesses that have been instructed to close, here.
If your business is severely impacted by the pandemic then please tell us. Please complete the Covid Impact Statement on our business grants page to share details of your individual situation and evidence your need for support.
We may be able to use this information to help you (and businesses in a similar position) in the future through new discretionary grant schemes.
Take a look at our Finance & Funding page, there are links to various financing routes and the Government’s support finder tool.
Guidelines and procedures will likely be sent to us from Government in the period after any announcements – the latest information will be uploaded to our website as soon as possible. Check the top of the page to see when the last update was made.
Our phone lines are managed remotely and are extremely busy at present. Call backs are being processed within 5 – 7 days.
Where possible, please email the business support team in the first instance and include your business name, address and business rates number (if applicable). We aim to respond to all enquiries within five working days.
We’d love to hear about your new business ventures or growth plans. Please email our business support team with as much information as possible: [email protected]
We appreciate there’s a lot of information to digest, and you might want some clarity over your individual situation. In which case, please get in touch with InvestSK – we’re here to help you.
As well as offering support for this specific funding programme, InvestSK also provides a central point of contact for all local businesses. We have a dedicated section on our website to collate the latest Government information, advice and funding to support businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, click here to visit.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please get in touch:
Email: [email protected]