Check if you're 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.
Applies to England
The Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs supports pubs that predominantly serve alcohol rather than provide food and have been severely impacted over the festive season due to temporary local restrictions.
Eligible businesses may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of £1,000 from their local council in areas under Tier 2 or Tier 3 local restrictions.
Local councils will use their discretion to identify the right businesses to receive this funding.
Applications for the Christmas Support Payment closed on 28 February 2021.
Your pub may be eligible if you:
- are based in England
- derive less than 50% of your sales from food
- are in an area subject to Tier 2 or Tier 3 local restrictions since 2 December 2020
- were established in the pub before 1 December 2020
Businesses excluded from the fund
You cannot get funding if your business:
- has exceeded the permitted subsidy limit
- is in administration, insolvent or has been struck off the Companies House register
You must notify your local council if your situation changes and you no longer meet the eligibility criteria.
Subsidy control and state aid
Following the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, there have been no changes to the conditions of this grant scheme. Your local council will set out the eligibility requirements for the scheme.
We will publish further guidance on subsidy rules in due course.
What you get
Local councils will use their discretion to determine whether businesses meet the eligibility criteria for this grant scheme.
Eligible businesses will be paid a one-off lump sum of £1,000.
How to apply
Visit your local council’s website to find out how to apply.
Last updated 8 March 2021 + show all updates
Scheme closed to applications as of 28 February 2021.
The deadline for applications for the Christmas Support Payment has been extended to 28 February 2021.
The subsidy control / state aid conditions for this scheme have not changed following the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020: more information will be available shortly.
Guidance amended to reflect the UK’s updated state aid agreement with the EU Commission.