Issue details

COVID-19: Top-up to local business grants fund scheme - Leeds City Council discretionary fund to accommodate certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme

Whilst Leeds City Council must follow government guidelines in the design and implementation of the discretionary scheme the detail will be determined locally.


The scheme will amount to 5% of the total value of grants paid out by Leeds City Council as part of the original COVID-19 business grant funds scheme which was nationally defined. At the 11 May that would amount to £7 m for Leeds City Council to distribute.


The decision will be to approve the scope of the discretionary scheme as designed for Leeds City Council.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/05/2020

Reason for urgency:
This decision will be taken as special urgency to address the current situation created by COVID-19

Decision due: Not before 18th May 2020 by Director of City Development

Lead director: Director of City Development

Department: City Development

Contact: Phil Cole, Head Of Business Support 0113 378 7872 Email:

Consultation process



Leader of the Council

Chair of Infrastructure, Investment & Inclusive Growth Scrutiny Board

Chief Officer Financial Services