Hospitality Tourism and Leisure Fund

    Grants of up to £5,000 are available to businesses in the Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure sector and those that provide goods and services to the sector. This grant has now closed for applications due to demand.  We are operating a waitlist if you would like to be considered should further funding be made available.  Please email

    Examples of businesses who provide in person services would include:

    • Amusements and visitor attractions (family entertainment centres)
    • Bars, Pubs, Restaurants, Cafes with indoor/outdoor seating
    • Camping, Glamping and Caravan sites
    • Discotheques, Night Clubs, Dance Centres
    • Hotels, Registered B&B (not Airbnb accommodation)
    • Private Leisure Centres, Play centres, Trampoline Centres
    • Theatres/Cinemas/Event Spaces
    • Providers of goods and services to the hospitality sector 

    Who is eligible

    • The business is in commercial rate paying premises in Stafford Borough
    • The business can provide evidence of a loss of 30% due to the pandemic
    • The business can outline plans for attracting customers in 2022

    What will the grant cover

    • Examples of eligible expenditure:
    • Website design
    • Marketing material - brochures, flyers, leaflets, posters
    • Specialist Advice - HR/Finance/Marketing/Legal
    • New additional capital equipment - coffee machines, catering equipment, IT equipment
    • New signage, seating, marquees
    • Advertising, PR, Publicity costs

    Additional Restrictions Grant Policy (pdf 151kb)

    Business Grant Application Privacy Notice

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