Leicestershire County Council has offered a one-off payment of £1,000 to support small village pubs who are unable to open over the festive period.

” Pubs are often the beating heart of a small, rural community – and hospitality has taken a big hit during the pandemic.
We’ve ploughed almost £3m into supporting community groups and small businesses – and want to go further. That’s why we’re doubling the money provided by the Government and offering £1,000 to help struggling rural pubs.
We recognise their plight – and want to do all we can to support them through these tough times. We’re hoping to start awarding money as early next week so I’d urge pubs which meet the criteria to get in touch”

Councillor Blake Pain, deputy leader, Leicestershire County Council

Read the full announcement HERE