COVID-19 Grants for Businesses

Update: 30 June

Restart Grant

Applications for the Restart Grant are now closed.

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

Final payments for Local Restrictions Support Grant

If you applied for a Local Restrictions Support Grant for the period of lockdown from 16 February to 31 March 2021, you will receive your payment by 30 June.

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.