Restart Grant Scheme open for applications

Restart Grant Scheme open for applications

Announced in the Chancellor’s Budget on 3 March, the Restart Grant scheme, which is intended to support non-essential businesses in re-opening safely as lockdown restrictions are lifted, is open for applications.

What is the Restart Grant Scheme?

The government-backed Restart Grant replaces the Local Restrictions Support Grant and is administered via Local Authorities.

Which businesses are eligible to apply?

A business may be eligible if it is:

  • Based in England
  • Liable for business rates on 1 April 2021
  • In the non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care or gym sectors
  • Trading on 1 April 2021.

Which businesses are not eligible to apply?

A business may not apply if it:

  • Is in administration, insolvent or has been struck off the Companies House register
  • Has exceed the permitted subsidy allowance (see the government guidance below).

How much can your business get?

Local Authorities will use their discretion to determine whether businesses meet the eligibility criteria for the scheme.

Eligible businesses may be paid as follows:

  • 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 the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors.

How do businesses apply?

Applications must be made online via the businesses’ relevant Local Authority website.

For full government guidance and to here and to find your relevant Local Authority view the full guidance here. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-youre-eligible-for-a-coronavirus-restart-grant

If you have any questions or concerns get in touch.


This article is for general guidance only. It provides an outline, and may not include points which are important to your situation. You should not depend on this blog without taking advice based on the full facts of your case. The information given was correct at the time of publication.

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