£1,000 Christmas grant for ‘wet-led pubs’ – CLOSED

Applications closed on 28/2/2021 applications made after that date will not be considered.

On Tuesday 1 December, the Government announced the introduction of additional support over the festive period for wet-led pubs in areas under Tier 2 or 3 restrictions.  The guidance can be found here

A one off payment of £1,000 is available to each wet-led pub in Barnsley.

A wet-led pub is a pub that makes over 50% of their income from the sale of alcohol.

We are unable make automatic payment of awards as all pubs are required to self-certify that they meet all eligibility criteria.  We do not hold enough information to be able to make a decision about pubs that serve food and if they are wet-led.

For those pubs that serve food, accounting evidence will be required.

This scheme closes on Tuesday 29 December.  All applications must have been made by Sunday 28 February 2021.  Any applications made after this time will be refused.

How to Apply

Do not chase payment or request updates until 14 working days have passed since your application.

If food is serviced, accounting evidence will be required.  You must be able to demonstrate the income split between food and alcohol and the sale of food must be 50% or lower. 
The evidence can be for the period before 11 March 2020, before Covid.

Upon receipt of the application further checks will be carried out to confirm eligibility, we may need to contact you for further information or evidence.

A payment of £1000 will be made to successful applicants and will be paid into the same bank account used for other grant payments.

State aid

These grant payments count towards state aid. By accepting this grant you must confirm that you’re not in breach of state aid rules. Read more about state aid.

Data protection

Any information you give to us will be held securely and in accordance with the rules on data protection. We will treat personal details as private and confidential and safeguard them. We will not disclose them to anyone unconnected with the council unless you’ve consented to their release or in certain circumstances where:

  • we’re legally obliged to do so;
  • disclosure is necessary for the proper discharge of our statutory functions;
  • disclosure is necessary to enable us to provide you with a requested service or deal with your enquiry;
  • we are under a duty to protect public funds.

We may use the information you’ve provided for the prevention and detection of fraud. We may also share this information with other bodies responsible for public funds or for auditing them for these purposes.

Please note: checks will be undertaken to protect the council against fraudulent activity. The government will not accept deliberate manipulation and fraud and any business caught falsifying their records to gain additional grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to claw back.

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