COVID-19

Businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors can now access one-off cash grants of up to £18,000 from their local council.

The Restart Grant scheme opened nationally on 1 April 2021 and is now being rolled out by local authorities across England.

Eligible businesses will be paid:

  • 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.

Your business may be eligible if you are:

  • Based in England
  • Pay business rates
  • In the non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care or gym sectors
  • Trading on 1 April 2021 (this includes businesses currently closed due to restrictions).

However, you may not be eligible if your business:

  • Is in administration, insolvent or has been struck off the Companies House register; or
  • Has exceeded the permitted subsidy allowance

It is down to each local councils’ discretion, as to whether a business meets the eligibility criteria for this grant scheme.

To apply you will need to find your relevant local authority by clicking here.