Restart Grant

The Restart Grant is a one-off grant and was announced as part of the Budget on 3 March 2021. The Restart Grants applies from 1 April 2021 only. It is not retrospective.

Businesses must have been trading on 1 April 2021 to be eligible to receive funding under this scheme.

If you have already received the Lockdown Grant, you do not need to apply for the Restart Grant as we will pay you automatically.

Please be aware that we cannot make payment under this scheme until after 1 April 2021. Payments will be made the week commencing 12 April 2021.

The Restart Grant scheme is for businesses on the ratings list only. Businesses that are eligible are those in the following sectors:

  • non-essential retail
  • hospitality
  • accommodation
  • leisure
  • personal care
  • gym businesses

The government sets national criteria for funds to be paid, our local offering uses those criteria.

Be aware that:

  • we'll only consider paying grants to businesses where all of the eligibility criteria are met
  • grant income received by a business is taxable - the Restart Grant will need to be included as income in the tax return of the business
  • if you have ceased trading before the 01 April 2021, you will not be entitled to the Restart Grant.

Check your eligibility for the Restart Grant before you complete an application.

The Restart Grant is avaliable in two ‘strands’.

The Restart Grant will support non-essential retail premises with one-off grants of up to £6,000 in Strand One of the Restart Grant. The following thresholds apply for these businesses:

  • businesses occupying properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under: £2,667
  • businesses occupying properties with a rateable value of £15,000 to £51,000: £4,000
  • businesses occupying properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or above: £6,000

The Restart Grant will also support hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises with one-off grants of up to £18,000 in Strand Two of the Restart Grant. The following thresholds apply for these businesses:

  • businesses occupying properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under: £8,000
  • businesses occupying properties with a rateable value of £15,000 to £51,000: £12,000
  • businesses occupying properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or above: £18,000

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