Restart Grants available to Trafford businesses

Eligible businesses can now apply to Trafford Council for a Restart Grant of up to £18,000.

The one-off government grant, which replaces the Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG), are for non-essential retail, hospitality and leisure businesses. To qualify, the businesses must be trading and liable for business rates as at 1 April 2021. Payments can’t start until after 1 April and businesses have until 30 June to apply. Businesses that previously received the LRSG are advised that they must re-apply to receive the Restart Grant.

Cllr Tom Ross, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Finance and Governance, said:

“I would urge every business to check that they qualify for a Restart Grant and apply.
Our businesses have made a lot of sacrifices over the last year to restrict the spread of Covid and to save lives. Now, when businesses are able to reopen, this grant will help our businesses to thrive and will enable a strong and inclusive economy to flourish in Trafford.”

The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses that are predominantly reliant on delivering in-person services for the general public in the non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises sectors.The amount of money that can be awarded ranges from £2,667 to £18,000 and is dependent on the rateable value and the type of business.

For more details, including how to apply, visit

Meanwhile, the Council’s Environmental Health team is available to support Trafford businesses to reopen and operate safely within the Covid-secure guidelines. The team is happy to help with any enquiry, however specific, and can be contacted by emailing

The government’s roadmap out of lockdown indicates that non-essential retail will be able to reopen on 12 April at the earliest. There will be an official government announcement on the specific date closer to the time.

Posted on Thursday 25th March 2021