Wet-Led Pub Grants Now Open For Applications

Pubs in the Staffordshire Moorlands that predominantly serve alcohol can now apply for the Christmas Support Grant Payment to compensate them for the impact of closure over the festive period due to Covid restrictions.

One-off payments of £1,000 are available to pubs in tiers 2 and 3 and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is now inviting applications from eligible businesses.

To qualify pubs must:

  • Be liable for business rates AND
  • Operate as a wet-led pub business that derives less than 50 per cent of its income from sales of food
  • Under normal circumstances be described as: open to the public; free to enter other than when occasional entertainment is provided; allowing drinking without requiring food to be consumed; and permitting drinks to be purchased at the bar.

Final applications must be received by January 31.

To find out more and apply go to staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/Coronavirus-Business-Financial-Support