New Restart Grants Scheme
The beginning of April has been met with the launch of the Restart Grant Scheme, providing funding of up to £18,000 to eligible businesses that have been hard-pressed or disrupted as a result of the pandemic.
From 1 April 2021, businesses in England in the non-essential retail sector will be eligible for one-off grants of up to £6,000, while businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors, which are reopening later, will be eligible for one-off grants of up to £18,000.
The £5 billion of government funding available through the Restart Grants scheme will be delivered by local authorities.
Minister Scully and Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston have written to the leaders of 314 councils in England urging them to do all they can to pay out grants money more quickly and ensure businesses in their local authority area get the support they need.
Read the letter here.
Your business may be eligible if it is:
- based in England
- in the non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care or gym sectors
- trading on 1 April 2021
More about eligibility, what you get and how to apply here.
It is important to note that businesses can receive ARG funding alongside Restart Grants funding if they are eligible and their council deems them to be in urgent need of additional support.
To read the full Restart Grants Scheme press release click here.