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Restart Grant Scheme – Coming in April 2021

The Government announced further grant support for businesses affected by Covid-19 through the Restart Scheme.

Do I need to apply for this funding?

All eligible businesses who have ​already applied online for funding will receive this grant. The Government have however requested some additional information which needs to be collected from all businesses including:
  • date the business was established
  • specific business sector
  • nature of the business
  • exact number of employees
  • cumulative total of Covid-19 business grant support received
An email will be sent to all businesses we believe to be eligible for the restart grant, with a link to a short form to complete with this information. Please do not ignore this email as it may lead to delays in payment or recovery of money paid.

If you have not yet made an application for any business grant funding, you can apply online.

Who will receive this funding?

Your business must: be included on the ratings list and be the rate payer for the premises on 1 April 2021 comply with subsidy rules not be insolvent, in administration or having received a striking off notice

When will I receive this funding?

The Council has received guidance for this scheme. We have been informed that we can make grant payments after we receive funding from government in April.

How much funding will be provided?

Non-essential retail premises

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

Hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gyms

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

Page last reviewed: 31 March 2021