Restart Grant

UPDATED ON 19 APRIL AT 15:56 Restart

Eligible businesses can now apply for the Restart Grant. Please make sure you apply using the correct district’s link below.
Eligibility and payment amount details are contained within the application form, however, should you require additional details about the scheme before beginning your application, please see below. Government guidance for the scheme can be found here.

The application closure date for this scheme is 30 June 2021 and final payments will be made by 31 July 2021.

*We are required to carry out mandatory counter fraud checks on all applications, which will unfortunately delay the processing of grant payments to eligible applicants.  Please be assured that we are working as quickly as possible to process a large volume of applications.


On 3 March 2021, the Government announced the introduction of further support for non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses in England.

The level of grant available will depend on the business sector and the rateable value of the premises occupied.

The one-off payable amounts are as follows:

 One-off amount for non-essential retail premises (Strand One)One-off amount for hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises (Strand Two)
Rateable value of exactly £15,000 or below£2,667£8,000
Rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000£4,000£12,000
Rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over£6,000£18,000

The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses that are predominantly reliant on delivering in-person services for the general public in the aforementioned sectors. Examples of businesses within the scope of the scheme are detailed here.

On completion of the form, your application will be subject to further checks on eligibility and if approved, a payment will be made based on your rateable value and business sector.

Please have your bank details, your business rates reference and rateable value to hand, as this information will be required to complete the application.

Local authorities are required to ensure that the main business activity is as declared and to make further pre-payment checks for all Restart Grant payments, regardless of whether previous COVID-19 business grants have been paid.

Businesses will be ineligible if…

  • They have already received grant payments that equal the maximum permitted subsidy allowances
  • They are in administration, insolvent or a striking-off notice has been made


If you have a query about the Restart Grant, please email: OR  

You can also call our business rates team between 9am and 11am Tuesday to Thursday on 0845 300 5562 (South) OR 0845 300 2839 (Vale). 

Please only phone if your enquiry is urgent.