Boston Borough Council is inviting wet-led pubs in the Borough of Boston to apply for a £1,000 Christmas Support Payment.

The Government grant for wet-led pubs is a one-off payment for premises that fall under Tier 2 or 3 restrictions between December 2 and 29, 2020.

Boston, Lincolnshire is currently under Tier 3, therefore the Borough’s wet-led pubs are eligible for this payment.

Wet-led pubs are those that derive under 50 per cent of their income from food sales. Pubs that derive over 50% of their income from food sales will not be eligible to receive funding through this grant scheme and must have been trading before the national restrictions were imposed on November 5.

Pubs that are also in receipt of other Local Restrictions Support Grants can receive this grant.

All applications for this scheme must be made using the Council’s online at no later than 31 January 2021.

We will aim to make payments as soon as possible in respect of successful applications, however all payments will be made prior to 28 February 2021.

Councillor Jonathan Noble, Portfolio Holder for Finance at Boston Borough Council, said: “This is undoubtedly an incredibly hard time for all those in the hospitality industry.

“I hope this grant provides some relief for our local wet-pubs and I encourage all eligible proprietors to apply as soon as possible.”