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The Restart Grant

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What is the grant available for?

The Restart Grant scheme and Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) scheme are delivered through Local Authorities. This support is available for to support businesses through the Roadmap of reopening that was announce by government in February 2021.  Full details of the scheme for your local rate billing authority will be available via your Local Authority website. 

Each Local Authority will develop a local scheme which responds to the needs of the specific area, so applicants should carefully read the guidance on the Local Authority website before making an application, to ensure they meet any eligibility criteria. Applicants should also ensure that they provide all of the requested information to ensure speed of processing of applications.

This scheme will not be live until after 1st April 2021 and payments will not be made until after this date.

Restart Grant
The Restart Grant scheme will offer one-off grants to businesses in the non-essential retail and hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors.  Eligibility for the Restart Grants will be defined by sector rather than requirement to close. The larger grants are for those sectors that will open later under the roadmap or will be more impacted by restrictions when they do open. These will replace LRSG (Closed) and variations thereof, LRSG (Sector) and LRSG (Open) and will commence at the beginning April 2021. 

Restart Grant
The Restart Grant scheme will offer one-off grants to businesses in the non-essential retail and hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors.  Eligibility for the Restart Grants will be defined by sector rather than requirement to close. The larger grants are for those sectors that will open later under the roadmap or will be more impacted by restrictions when they do open. These will replace LRSG (Closed) and variations thereof, LRSG (Sector) and LRSG (Open) and will commence at the beginning April 2021. 

For non-essential retail, which may potentially be able to re-open as early as 12th April, the following grant rates will apply: 

  • For properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under: grants of £2,667
  • For properties with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000: grants of £4,000
  • For properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or over: grants of £6,000

For Hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises in England, they will be eligible for grants worth up to £18,000, subject to their rateable value:

  • For properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under: grants of £8,000
  • For properties with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000: grants of £12,000
  • For properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or over: grants of £18,000

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)
The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) provides additional funding for local authorities to make discretionary payments to support businesses that are impacted by national lockdown restrictions, but not required to close. Each Local Authority will publish detailed eligibility criteria which will define the businesses that are able to access this support.

What grant amounts are available?

For non-essential retail, which may potentially be able to re-open as early as 12th April, the following grant rates will apply: 

  • For properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under: grants of £2,667
  • For properties with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000: grants of £4,000
  • For properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or over: grants of £6,000

For Hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises in England, they will be eligible for grants worth up to £18,000, subject to their rateable value:

  • For properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under: grants of £8,000
  • For properties with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000: grants of £12,000
  • For properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or over: grants of £18,000

 

Who provides the grant?

Details about access to the scheme will be available from your Local Authority.

Please see the list below:

Boston Borough Council 

City of Lincoln 

East Lindsey District Council 

North Kesteven District Council 

North Lincolnshire Council 

North East Lincolnshire Council 

Rutland County Council 

South Holland District Council

South Kesteven District Council 

West Lindsey District Council 

Please read the terms and conditions of each scheme to ensure that you are eligible. Also, please ensure that all parts of the application form are completed to aid with processing.

How to apply for the grant?

Please read the instructions on your Local Authority website. Details are listed above.

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