Restart Grants

The Restart Grant scheme is a one-off grant award available for business rate payers only in non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses in England. 

Eligibility

Your business may be eligible if it is:

  • based in England
  • rate-paying
  • in the non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care or gym sectors
  • trading on 1 April 2021.

Visit the GOV.UK website to find out if you are eligible for a Restart Grant

How much will you receive?

For non-essential retail premises (used mainly for the purposes of retail sale or hire of goods or services by the public):

  • businesses occupying hereditaments with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £2,667
  • businesses occupying hereditaments with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £4,000
  • businesses occupying hereditaments with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £6,000.

For hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses:

  • businesses occupying hereditaments with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £8,000
  • businesses occupying hereditaments with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £12,000
  • businesses occupying hereditaments  with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £18,000.

Business Grant subsidy allowance (formerly state aid)

The EU State Aid rules no longer apply, and new subsidy allowances have been established for COVID-19 business grant schemes.  You need to ensure that your business complies with these arrangements. Visit the GOV.UK website for further information about complying with the UK’s international obligations on subsidy control: guidance for public authorities.

How to apply for a Restart Grant

We have already identified the businesses which will qualify for this grant. The Government have asked that we collect further information before we make an award, so we have emailed all businesses regarding next steps.  Please read the contents of the email sent to you and follow the instructions.

If you are yet to apply for a Local Restriction Support Grant, please complete our online web form. 

Complete our online form to apply for the LRSG

Applications received after the 31 March 2021 will not be considered for previous Local Restriction Support Grant schemes prior to the 5 January 2021. 

Last updated: 06/04/2021 13:35