Restart grants

One-off payment for non-essential retail, hospitality and leisure businesses

The closing date for applications for this scheme passed on 30 June 2021 and we are unable to accept any new applications. If you have already submitted an application and have been asked to provide further information please provide this by Monday 20 July. The closing date for any payments under this scheme is 31 July.

On 3 March 2021, the Government announced the introduction of grant support for non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses in England who are liable for business rates and trading as at 1 April 2021. The scheme is a one-off grant called the Restart Grant and the amount a business receives will depend on the type of business and the rateable values as follows:

Table of restart grants
DescriptionRestart Grant Scheme - One-off payment April 2021
Business rate payer Yes, on 1 April 2021 onwards
Grant per business 1 per hereditament, trading on 1 April 2021 onwards
Business typeNon-essential retailHospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care & gym business premises
Period in payment cycle One-off payment One-off payment
Expected payment date 6 April onwards 6 April onwards
Grant threshold - rateable value £15k and under £2,667 £8,000
Grant threshold - rateable value more than £15k and less than £51k £4,000 £12,000
Grant threshold - rateable value £51k and above £6,000 £18,000
Scheme closure date 30 June 2021
Eligibility criteria
  • Trading on 1 April 2021
  • Offer in-person services to the general public
  • Mandated to close (or restricted) in the January 2021 lockdown
  • Rate-paying business
  • Solvent
  • Under permitted subsidy allowances
  • Trading on 1 April 2021
  • Offer in-person services, intangible experiences, away from home accommodation, personal care and exercises and sport activities to the general public
  • Businesses that provide food and/or drink must be consumed on the premises, including outdoors (excluding food kiosks and takeaways)
  • Rate-paying business
  • Solvent
  • Under permitted subsidy allowances
Will businesses who have already been paid a LRSG need to reapply? Yes, as the eligibility criteria is not the same
Will I also be paid a Local Restrictions Support Grant (open or closed)? No, the Local Restriction Support Grants cease on 31 March 2021