Released 19 March 2021
The Restart Grant scheme to help businesses reopen safely as Covid--19 restrictions are lifted has been launched with confirmation grants will be available from 1 April 2021 but applications can be submitted in advance.
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.
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.
There are a number of eligibility criteria, including that the business must be based in England and was trading on 1 April 2021, pays business rates, operates in the non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care or gym sectors.
Funding is not available if a business is in administration, insolvent or has been struck off the Companies House register, and has exceeded the permitted subsidy allowance.
Further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-youre-eligible-for-a-coronavirus-restart-grant.