High Street Scheme Timelines


The High Street Scheme (HSS) is being delivered by the Department for the Economy and will give each eligible person a Spend Local £100 Prepaid Mastercard to spend in local businesses over a short period of time.

Key Dates to be aware of:

  • 27 September 2021 – High Street Scheme Portal opens to allow people to register for their prepaid cards
  • 11 October 2021 – Telephone Application service will open to support applications from those not able to access or use the online portal
  • 25 October 2021 – Closing date for applications. The online portal and telephone service close.  This will also be the last qualifying date for those turning 18 to apply for their Spend Local prepaid card.
  • 14 December 2021 – Scheme closes. No transactions can be made using the Spend Local prepaid cards after this date.

Spend Local prepaid cards will begin to be delivered from the week commencing 4 October 2021 to those people who have successfully applied for a card and will continue to be delivered throughout October and early November 2021.

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