Restart Grant

The government's Restart Grant scheme supports businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors with a one off grant, to reopen safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

The grant is available from 1 April 2021.

About the grant

You may be eligible if your business is:

  • in England
  • rate-paying
  • in the non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care or gym sectors
  • in trade from 1 April 2021.

Eligible businesses in the non-essential retail sector may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £6,000 from their local borough or district council. Whilst those in other eligible sectors may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £18,000 from their local borough or district council.

Apply for the grant

To apply for the Restart Grant and to find out how your local borough or district council can help your business, you must visit their website directly:

Alternatively find other financial support from the national government.