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Coronavirus Restart Grant for Businesses

Chapters in this topic

  1. Introduction
  2. Apply
  3. Declaring funding

Introduction

From 1 April, 2021 you could be eligible for financial support to help make your business COVID secure if your business:

  • mainly offers in-person services to the public
  • is classed as non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care or a gym

Your business must also be trading on 1 April, 2021. This could include where your business has furloughed staff, is trading using online click and collect services or where it's managing accounts, preparing to reopen or planning and implementing COVID-secure measures.

You will not be eligible if your business:

  • was liquidated
  • dissolved
  • struck-off or subject to a striking-off notice

Your business must be registered for business rates to be eligible.

What you could get

You could receive up to:

  • £6,000 if your business is classed as non-essential retail
  • £18,000 if your business operates in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure or personal care sectors or as a gym

The actual amount you’ll receive will depend on your businesses rateable value as of the 1 April, 2021.

You may be eligible for one grant for each premises.

Non-essential retail

If your business had a rateable value:

  • of exactly £15,000 or less on 1 April, 2021 you could receive £2,667
  • over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on 1 April, 2021 you could receive £4,000
  • exactly £51,000 or more on 1 April, 2021 you could receive £6,000

Other businesses

If your business operates in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure or personal care sectors or is a gym and had a rateable value:

  • of exactly £15,000 or less on 1 April, 2021 you could receive £8,000
  • over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on 1 April, 2021 you could receive £12,000
  • exactly £51,000 or more on 1 April, 2021 you could receive £18,000
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