Business Grant Announcement from Luton Council

Following discussions about grant payments and applications Luton Council have supplied the following information:

  • If you applied for Local Restrictions Support Grants and have not yet received payment, please be assured that Luton Council are doing their best to process applications as fast as they can. They hope to have all payments out in the next few weeks 

  • If you already applied for a grant during the initial period of national or tier 4 restrictions, there is no need to submit a further application – Luton Council will use your previous application to provide further funding 

  • If you have not yet applied, we urge you to do so as soon as possible, for further information on who qualifies and how to apply please click HERE.

Luton Council will provide an update on the discretionary ARG national lockdown grant as soon as they can.

Check if you are eligible for the Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs.

The Christmas Support Payment (CSP) supports wet-led pubs that have been severely impacted over the Christmas period due to temporary local restrictions.

The deadline for applications for the Christmas Support Payment has been extended to 28 February 2021. For more information click HERE.
New: Bounce Back Loan borrowers will now have the option to tailor payments

Businesses that have taken out a government-backed Bounce Back Loan to get through Covid-19 will now have greater flexibility to repay their loans. In summary:

  • Bounce Back Loan borrowers will now have the option to tailor payments according to their individual circumstances
  • The Government has announced an option to delay all repayments for a further six months
  • Pay as You Grow will now be made available to all businesses, from their first repayment (rather than after six repayments have been made).

For further information please click HERE.
Active travel can save your business money

Find out about a free Travel Planning Service for Luton businesses - designed by Luton Borough Council to support staff to be more active, and to travel more actively when working from the office.

This includes:

  • Free bike checks
  • Free bike security marking
  • Adult cycle training courses
  • Discounted bikes through Bike Recycling
  • Free prize draws through Love to Ride Bedfordshire (including win an e-bike)
  • Access to walking and cycling campaigns and car share schemes

Did you know? Research shows that employees traveling actively; by walking or cycling for all or part of the way to work, take fewer sick days and are more productive, saving businesses money.

Sign up and find out more by contacting Carol Thomas, Sustainable Travel Advisor and Travel Promotions Officer on 01582 54 6392 or email
Business Support Guide

We have updated our businesses support guide with any new available information.

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