COVID-19 Grants for Businesses

Update: 1 April

Restart Grant

The Restart grant is a one-off grant payment to help businesses in England to re-open safely.

Grants are available as follows:

  • A one-off payment of up to £6,000 for non-essential retail business premises, to help them to re-open safely
  • A one-off payment of up to £18,000 for hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses, which may open later under plans in the Government’s roadmap, and which will be more impacted by restrictions when they do
     
  • Read the qualifying criteria and apply for a Restart grant.

Closing dates for current grant applications

Local Restrictions Support Grant

Application period

Application end date

Payment made by date

Prior to the 5 November 2020 lockdown Applications are now closed 30 April 2021
The November 2020 lockdown Applications are now closed 30 April 2021
2 December to 30 December 2020 Applications are now closed 30 April 2021
Tier 4 Restrictions from 31 December 2020 to 4 January 2021 Applications are now closed 30 April 2021
Lockdown from 5 January to 15 February 2021 Applications are now closed 30 April 2021
Lockdown from 16 February to 31 March 2021 31 May 2021 30 June 2021

Local Restrictions Support Grant (discretionary)

Application period

Application end date

Payment made by date

Prior to the 5 November 2020 lockdown Applications are now closed 30 April 2021
2 December to 30 December 2020 Applications are now closed 30 April 2021

Details of the current business grant support packages are provided below.

Read the Government announcement about the new lockdown grants

Current grants

1. Local Restrictions Support Grant 

This grant is for businesses which have been required to close for 2 weeks or more, due to local and/or national restrictions imposed by the Government. 

2. Additional Restrictions Grant

Applications for the second round of this grant are now open.

This grant may be able to provide support for businesses who do not qualify for any of the other schemes 

3. Restart Grant

The Restart grant is a one-off grant payment to help businesses in England to re-open safely.

Other help available

Business Rates - Expanded Retail Discount Scheme

A 12-month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England.

Payment holidays for tenants of Council owned properties 

Tenants who rent our commercial properties can have a three month rental payment holiday.