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Last updated: 06/07/2021
Restart Grants - CLOSED
To support the recovery of the high street as Government's National Restrictions are relaxed the Chancellor announced the new Restart Grant scheme. The Restart Grant scheme will launch on 1 April and aims to support businesses registered for Business Rates where the main service and activity takes place in a fixed rate-paying premises, in the below sectors;
- Non-essential retail
- Personal care
- Gym & Sport
The Restart Grant will be split into two strands. Under Strand One, grants of up to £6,000 will be paid to non-essential retail business premises, to help them reopen safely. Under Strand Two, grants of up to £18,000 will be allocated to hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises, which may open later under plans set out in the roadmap and will be more impacted by restrictions when they do reopen.
The amounts payable will be:
- Non-essential retail businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or less, will receive a one-off grant of £2,667.
- Non-essential retail businesses with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000, will receive a one-off grant of £4,000.
- Non-essential retail businesses with a rateable value of £51,000 or above, will receive a one-off grant of £6,000.
- Qualifying Hospitality and Leisure properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or less, will receive a one-off grant of £8,000.
- Qualifying Hospitality and Leisure properties with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000, will receive a one-off grant of £12,000.
- Qualifying Hospitality and Leisure properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or above, will receive a one-off grant of £18,000.
If you are a new applicant or you have not received your grant automatically as expected please email email@example.com providing your account number and a short statement detailing how your business meets the qualifying criteria. Our team will review your account and be in contact with you.
YOU MUST CONTACT THE COUNCIL BY 30 JUNE 2021 TO CLAIM YOUR RESTART GRANT
Businesses should ensure that they meet the qualifying criteria. See Restart_Grant Local Authority Guidance.pdf 422KB paragraphs 28 to 45
Please note that you only need to apply once for a grant in respect of the schemes below and we will review your application each time restrictions change
Local Restrictions Support Grants
1) Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) - CLOSED
From Thursday 5th November the Additional Restrictions Grant scheme will also apply, this scheme also applies for any period that the Council is in LCAL3 Local restrictions (Tier 3) and Tier 4.
This is a discretionary fund and is directed to businesses that will not be eligible under the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) scheme. Businesses that can qualify are those that have had to remain closed OR those businesses who are severely financially impacted by the extension to Stage 3 of the Roadmap out of lockdown.
New Applications can be made online: Online Application Form
Previous Grant Funding
The following schemes are now closed for applications in line with government requirements:
- Discretionary Grant Fund Scheme which ran in early June 2020. All payments were made to qualifying applicants on 17 June 2020
- Small Business Grants Fund
- Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund
- Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector)
- Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open)
- Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)
- Local Restrictions Support Grant (Addendum)
Business Grants Funds
A total of 4,092 grants worth £21m have been made to local businesses in the Castle Point Borough area since the beginning of April 2020. These grants have been vital to our local economy – helping ensure the survival of shops, cafes, hotels, restaurants and many other businesses.