The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors with a one-off grant, to reopen safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
How much can you get?
Eligible businesses in the non-essential retail sector may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £6,000 from their local council.
Eligible businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £18,000 from their local council.
The grant is designed to help support these businesses as they reopen, because they’ll still be subject to restrictions. For example, pubs and restaurants can only open outside during the first stage of easing.
With that in mind, non-essential retail businesses are eligible for the smaller payment, because they aren’t as affected by restrictions.
The amount of money you receive depends on your rateable value (as of 1 April 2021). Non-essential businesses can get:
£2,667 if your rateable value is £15,000 or under
£4,000 if your rateable value is between £15,000 and £51,000
£6,000 if your rateable value is more than £51,000
The other more affected eligible businesses outlined above can get:
£8,000 if your rateable value is £15,000 or under
£12,000 if your rateable value is between £15,000 and £51,000
£18,000 if your rateable value is more than £51,000
Who is eligible?
Your business may be eligible if it is:
based in England
in the non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care or gym sectors
trading on 1 April 2021
Who is not eligible?
You cannot get funding if your business:
is not within the above sectors
is in administration, insolvent or has been struck off the Companies House register
has exceeded the permitted subsidy allowance
Check with your council if in doubt
Local councils will use their discretion to determine whether businesses meet the eligibility criteria for this grant scheme.
How to apply
Visit your local council’s website to find out how to apply and follow the link or search Restart Grant.
5 MAY 2021