New Restart Grant Scheme

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Up to £18,000 for your business to re-open!

What is it?

The Restart Grant Scheme has been designed to help businesses re-open safely through COVID-19, and opened on the 1st April 2021.

Eligible businesses in the non-essential retail sector could be entitled to £6,000.

Businesses in the hospitality, leisure, gym, and personal care sectors could be entitled to £18,000


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How much is it for?

Local Councils will use their discretion when determining whether a business meets the eligibility criteria for the Restart Grant Scheme.

Eligible businesses will be paid:

  • A one-off grant of up to £6,000 in the non-essential retail sector
  • A one-off grant of up to £18,000 in hospitality, leisure, personal care and gym sectors.
  • The amount you received will be based on your rate band.

For a rateable value of up to £15,000 you will be entitled to £2,667 for non-essential retail or £8,000 for hospitality, leisure, personal care and gyms.

For a rateable value of over £15,000 and under £51,000, you will be entitled to £4,000 for non-essential retail or £12,000 for hospitality, leisure, personal care and gyms.

For a rateable value of £51,000 or over, you will be entitled to £6,000 for non-essential retail or £18,000 for hospitality, leisure, personal care and gyms.



Am I eligible?

Your business may be eligible if it:

  • Is based in England
  • Is rate-paying
  • Is in the non-essential retail sector
  • Was trading on the 1st April 2021

Your business may be excluded if:

  • It is in administration or insolvency or has been struck off the Companies House Register
  • It has exceeded the permitted subsidy allowance

You must notify the local council if you stop being eligible.



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How do I apply?

You must apply through your local council. You can use the local council finder tool to find your local council.

To apply you will need the following information:

  • Name of business 
  • Business Trading Address including postcode 
  • Unique identifier (Company Reference Number, VAT Registration Number, National Insurance Number, or Unique Taxpayer Reference) 
  • High-level SIC Code 
  • Nature of Business 
  • Date business established 
  • Number of employees 
  • Business rate account number (if applicable) 
  • The cumulative total of previous funding received under all COVID-19 business grants schemes 

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