On 29th March 2021 the Government announced the launch of The Restart Grant scheme that supports businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors with a one-off grant, to reopen safely now that COVID-19 restrictions are starting to be lifted.
There are still many businesses that do not realise that they are able to apply for this grant, which is intended to help businesses that are reliant on delivering in-person services to the public to be able to re-open safely as set out in Boris Johnson’s roadmap on 12 April 2021.
There are one-off grants available for businesses to apply for up to £6,000 for non-essential retailers and up to £18,000 for hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gyms which will allow them to re-open.
You must apply for these through your local council.
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
Businesses excluded from the fund;
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
Further information can be found on the Government Website Click Here