Restart Grants Now Available for Eligible Businesses

Restart Grants were announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in his budget last month – a one off cash grant of up to £18,000 for hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses in England.

The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses in reopening safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Grants are available from 1 April 2021.

Eligible businesses in the non-essential retail sector may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £6,000 from their local council.

Eligible businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £18,000 from their local council.

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

You cannot get funding if your business:

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

You must notify your local council if your situation changes and you no longer meet the eligibility criteria.

What you get

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

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

Grants do not need to be repaid but will be declared as income in your accounts

You should check your local council website for details and application procedure

Cherwell District Council

 https://www.cherwell.gov.uk/info/258/coronavirus/675/coronavirus-guidance-for-businesses/2

West Northamptonshire Council formerly South Northamptonshire Council

https://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/info/4/business/445/covid-19-support-for-employers-and-employees/2

Warwickshire District Council https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/info/20827/coronavirus/1553/coronavirus_information_for_businesses

You can find our Covid-19 Toolkit for small businesses here http://www.sapphirebusinessservices.co.uk/wp/covid-19/

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