Where to get your small business Restart Grant worth up to £18,000

Originally written by Anna Jordan on Small Business

The Government recently announced a Restart Grant for small businesses in England, launching this April.

What is the Restart Grant?

The Restart Grant is a new fund for business owners, helping them through what is hoped will be the final stages of Covid-19 restrictions.

It will replace the monthly Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) and Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) – these will both close at the end of March.

Around 700,000 businesses in England will be eligible for the grant.

Commenting on the Restart Grant, Institute of Directors director general Jonathan Geldart said: “Restart grants and ongoing business rates relief give a cashflow boost to many firms that will struggle to make full productive use of their properties as restrictions linger.”

Mike Cherry, chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, said it was key that the very smallest businesses get hold of their Restart Grants.

How much will I get?

Non-essential retail will receive up to £6,000 per premises. Gyms, leisure, personal care, accommodation and hospitality businesses will receive up to £18,000.

The sum you’ll receive is based on your rateable value.

  • If your rateable value is £15,000 or less, you can claim up to £8,000
  • If it’s between £15,000 and £51,000, you can receive up to £12,000
  • If your rateable value is over £51,000 then you can claim up to £18,000

Local authorities in England will be given an extra £425m to distribute to businesses that are not eligible for the grant but have still suffered due to Covid-19.

Where can I find my grant?

As with previous Covid-19 grants, you’ll be paid through your local council. We’ve listed the councils which have information on the new grant below.

Where to get your Restart Grant

Local Authority Website
Ashfield District Council https://www.ashfield.gov.uk/environment-health/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-support-for-businesses/
Bassetlaw District Council https://www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/help-for-businesses-during-coronavirus/
Bedford UA
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council https://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/info/20148/business_rates_and_bid/819/business_help_due_to_coronavirus_covid-19
Breckland District Council https://www.breckland.gov.uk/article/15960/Grant-Information
Brighton and Hove City Council https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/businesses-and-employers
Bristol City Council https://www.bristol.gov.uk/business-rates/lrsg-and-arg
Broxtowe Borough Council https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/crime-safety-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19/support-for-businesses/#apply
Burnley Borough Council https://www.burnley.gov.uk/business
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus/businesses/grants
Cannock Chase District Council https://www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk/business/business-rates
Canterbury City Council https://www.canterbury.gov.uk/info/20004/business_and_investment/344/support_for_people_who_pay_business_rates_covid-19
Castle Point Borough Council https://www.castlepoint.gov.uk/business-grants/
Charnwood Borough Council https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/cvbusiness
Chelmsford City Council https://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/business/coronavirus-help-and-guidance-for-businesses-and-employers/grants-for-businesses-affected-by-coronavirus/
Cheltenham Borough Council https://www.cheltenham.gov.uk/info/26/business_support_and_advice/1475/covid-19_business_support_grants
Cheshire East UA https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/business/business_rates/business-rates-relief/coronavirus-covid-19-help-for-business-rates-customers.aspx
Cheshire West and Chester UA https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/news-and-views/incidents/coronavirus-covid-19/business-information/businesses-and-employees.aspx
Lincoln City Council https://www.lincoln.gov.uk/support
City of York Council https://www.york.gov.uk/information-businesses/covid-19-business-rates-grants
Coventry City Council https://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/1/council_and_democracy/3551/covid-19_coronavirus/5
Craven District Council https://www.cravendc.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-and-information/business-support-grants/business-support-grants-2021-national-lockdown/
Crawley Borough Council https://crawley.gov.uk/emergency/coronavirus-information/businesses-and-employers/business-support-grants
Dartford Borough Council https://www.dartford.gov.uk/by-category/business2/business-support-and-advice/grant-assistance-for-dartford-businesses
Derbyshire Dales District Council https://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/services-business/business-support-events-funding/coronavirus-support-for-businesses
Dover District Council https://www.dover.gov.uk/Business/Business.aspx
East Devon District Council https://eastdevon.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/businesses-employers-and-employees/business-grants/business-grants/
East Hampshire District Council https://www.easthants.gov.uk/business-support
East Hertfordshire District Council https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-businesses-0/guide-coronavirus-grants-businesses
East Lindsey District Council https://www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/article/16799/Restart-Grant
East Northamptonshire Council https://www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/info/100004/your_council/1892/coronavirus_guidance_and_updates/2
East Suffolk Council https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/business/covid-19-business-grant-funding/
Eastleigh Borough Council https://www.eastleigh.gov.uk/business/coronavirus-business-support/financial-support
Eden District Council https://www.eden.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/business-support-grants/
Elmbridge Borough Council https://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/business/support-for-businesses/covid-19-business-grants/
Epsom and Ewell Borough Council https://www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/business/business-rates/business-grants-2020-21
Exeter City Council https://exeter.gov.uk/clean-safe-city/community-safety/coronavirus/covid-19-business-support-grants-overview/
Fareham Borough Council https://www.fareham.gov.uk/business/business_rates/grants.aspx
Fenland District Council https://fenland.gov.uk/businessgrants
Folkestone and Hythe District Council https://www.folkestone-hythe.gov.uk/local-restrictions-support
Forest of Dean District Council https://www.fdean.gov.uk/business-and-licensing/coronavirus-business-and-licensing/coronavirus-business-grants/
Fylde Borough Council https://new.fylde.gov.uk/covid-19-support-for-businesses/
Gateshead Council https://www.gateshead.gov.uk/article/16722/Financial-support#BSG
Gloucester City Council https://www.gloucester.gov.uk/community-living/advice-on-covid-19/what-you-need-to-know/business-support/business-rates-and-business-grants/
Gosport Borough Council https://www.investingosport.co.uk/2020/03/17/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-businesses-and-employers/
Gravesham Borough Council https://www.gravesham.gov.uk/home/business/covid-19-guidance-for-businesses/overview
Great Yarmouth Borough Council https://www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support
Guildford Borough Council https://www.guildford.gov.uk/article/23827/Financial-Help-for-Business-during-Covid-19
Halton Borough Council https://hbcnewsroom.co.uk/coronaadvice/#business
Hambleton District Council https://www.hambleton.gov.uk/health-wellbeing/coronavirus-covid-19/6
Harlow District Council https://www.harlow.gov.uk/coronavirus/businesses
Harrogate Borough Council https://www.harrogate.gov.uk/business-investment
Hart District Council https://www.hart.gov.uk/grants-funding
Hartlepool Borough Council https://www.hartlepool.gov.uk/info/20003/business/1034/financial_assistance_for_businesses_adversely_affected_by_covid-19/1
Hastings Borough Council https://www.hastings.gov.uk/my-council/covid19/businesses/funding/
Havant Borough Council https://www.havant.gov.uk/business-support
Herefordshire Council https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/business-1/business-advice-support/9
Hertsmere Borough Council https://www.hertsmere.gov.uk/Business/Business-Rates/Financial-support-for-businesses-during-ongoing-restrictions.aspx
High Peak Borough Council https://www.highpeak.gov.uk/Coronavirus-Business-Financial-Support
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council https://www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/info/200379/help_and_advice_for_businesses
Horsham District Council https://www.horsham.gov.uk/coronavirus/coronavirus-business-support-grants
Hull City Council http://www.hull.gov.uk/coronavirus/coronavirus-business-advice-and-support/covid-19-financial-support-businesses
Ipswich Borough Council https://www.ipswich.gov.uk/content/covid-19-business-grants
Kirklees Council https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/health-and-well-being/coronavirus-businesses-and-self-employed.aspx#grants
Leeds City Council https://www.leeds.gov.uk/coronavirus/grants-for-businesses
Leicester City Council https://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-council/coronavirus/advice-and-support-for-businesses/coronavirus-business-support-grant-funding/
Lichfield District Council https://www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/coronavirus-2/support-businesses-coronavirus-covid-19/16
Liverpool City Council https://liverpool.gov.uk/communities-and-safety/emergency-planning/coronavirus/help-for-businesses/businesses-grants-and-funds-managed-by-us/
Barnet London Borough https://www.barnet.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-information-and-advice/help-and-support-business-covid-19/local-and
Bexley London Borough https://www.bexley.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/services-status/guidance-and-support-businesses
Brent London Borough https://www.brent.gov.uk/your-community/coronavirus/businesses-and-employers/
Bromley London Borough https://www.bromley.gov.uk/info/200013/business_support_and_advice/1457/local_restrictions_support_grant
Camden London Borough https://www.camden.gov.uk/financial-support-for-businesses-and-employers1#wccq
Ealing London Borough https://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/201262/coronavirus_covid-19/2670/help_for_business/3
Enfield London Borough https://new.enfield.gov.uk/services/business-and-licensing/covid-19-guidance-for-employers/#2
Greenwich London Borough https://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/info/200329/coronavirus/2213/businesses/5
Hackney London Borough https://hackney.gov.uk/support-for-business
Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/business/coronavirus-covid-19-business-advice/covid-19-business-grants
Haringey London Borough https://www.haringey.gov.uk/news-and-events/coronavirus-covid-19-haringey-together/covid-19-business-support/financial-support-businesses/covid-19-grant-schemes
London Borough of Harrow https://www.harrow.gov.uk/businessgrants
Havering London Borough https://www.havering.gov.uk/info/20191/coronavirus_covid_19/761/coronavirus_-_support_for_businesses
Hillingdon London Borough https://hillingdon.gov.uk/local-business-grants
Hounslow London Borough https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/homepage/216/grant_support_for_businesses_impacted_by_covid_19_restrictions
Islington London Borough https://www.islington.gov.uk/business/coronavirus-information-for-business/finance-support-for-businesses
Lambeth London Borough https://beta.lambeth.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-information-businesses/get-grant-or-loan
Lewisham London Borough https://lewisham.gov.uk/myservices/coronavirus-covid-19/business-support
Redbridge London Borough https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/coronavirus-information-hub/coronavirus-support-for-businesses/coronavirus-business-grants/
Sutton London Borough https://www.sutton.gov.uk/info/200588/health_and_wellbeing/2110/covid-19_financial_support_for_businesses
Wandsworth London Borough https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/business-and-licensing/business-rates/business-grants/
Malvern Hills District Council https://www.malvernhills.gov.uk/business-support-and-jobs/covid-19-information-for-businesses#grants
Mansfield District Council https://www.mansfield.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-1/business-support/1
Melton Borough Council http://www.melton.gov.uk/here4melton/business
Newark and Sherwood District Council https://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/fsb/
North Hertfordshire District Council https://r1.dotdigital-pages.com/p/4OQI-9KW/hgh-covid19#FINANCE
North Lincolnshire Council https://investinnorthlincolnshire.com/coronavirus
North Norfolk District Council https://www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/tasks/business-and-trade/business-rates/local-restrictions-business-grant/
North Tyneside Council https://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/190/business-support
Northumberland County UA https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/coronavirus/Support-for-Businesses-coronavirus.aspx#ToP
Nottingham City Council https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/information-for-business/coronavirus-covid-19-updates-for-businesses
Oxford City Council https://www.oxford.gov.uk/info/20312/coronavirus_support_for_business#section1
Pendle Borough Council https://www.pendle.gov.uk/info/20002/business/553/covid-19_grants_for_businesses
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council https://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/coronavirus/LRBSG/Pages/Local-Restrictions-Business-Support-Grant.aspx
Ribble Valley Borough Council https://www.ribblevalley.gov.uk/info/200427/coronavirus_covid-19/1744/business_advice_and_support
Richmondshire District Council https://www.richmondshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/coronavirus/support-for-businesses/covid-19-business-grants/
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/business-and-industry/business-advice-and-support/Pages/business-grants-and-loans.aspx
Rochford District Council https://www.rochford.gov.uk/node/11954
Rossendale Borough Council https://www.rossendale.gov.uk/info/210167/emergencies_and_safety/10860/coronavirus_update/6
Kensington and Chelsea Royal Borough https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/council-services-and-disruption-updates/covid-19-support-businesses-and-self
Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough Council https://www.rbwm.gov.uk/home/council-and-democracy/contact-us/coronavirus-information-and-support/business-support/covid-19-business-grants
Rushcliffe Borough Council https://www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/business/coronavirus-businesssupport/fundingforbusinesses/#53503
Rushmoor Borough Council https://businesshampshire.co.uk/covid-19-support/
Ryedale District Council https://www.ryedale.gov.uk/covid-19-2020/support-for-business.html
Salford City Council https://www.salford.gov.uk/people-communities-and-local-information/coronavirus/businesses-and-employers/government-business-and-financial-support/support-grants-for-businesses/
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council https://www.sefton.gov.uk/business/business-rates/covid-19-business-support-for-202021/
Selby District Council https://www.selby.gov.uk/covid-19-business-grants
Sevenoaks District Council https://www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/info/20004/business/511/coronavirus_covid-19_advice_for_businesses
Shropshire County UA https://shropshire.gov.uk/covid-19-grants#
Slough Borough Council https://www.slough.gov.uk/business-rates/coronavirus-and-business-rates/10?documentId=142&categoryId=20043
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council https://www.solihull.gov.uk/COVID-19/Business-grants
Somerset West and Taunton Council https://www.somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk/business-rates/covid-business-support-grants/
South Derbyshire District Council https://www.southderbyshire.gov.uk/covid-19/business-rates-support-and-grants
South Holland District Council https://www.sholland.gov.uk/covidsupport
South Lakeland District Council https://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/business-and-trade/business-support-grants-coronavirus-covid-19/#gsc.tab=0
South Oxfordshire District Council https://www.svbs.co.uk/covid19-financial-support/
St Helens Council https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/coronavirus/businesses-employers-and-jobs/restart-grant-for-eligible-businesses-information-to-come/
Stafford Borough Council https://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/business-support-coronavirus
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council https://www.stockport.gov.uk/local-restrictions-support-grants
Stratford-on-Avon District Council https://www.stratford.gov.uk/coronavirus/local-restrictions-support-grant-national-lockdown.cfm
Tandridge District Council https://www.tandridge.gov.uk/Your-council/Coronavirus/Advice-for-businesses-and-the-self-employed
Tendring District Council https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/business/local-restrictions-support-grant-application
Tewkesbury Borough Council https://covid19.tewkesbury.gov.uk/covid-19-restart-grants
Thanet District Council https://www.thanet.gov.uk/info-pages/covid-19-support-for-businesses-who-pay-business-rates/
Thurrock Council https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-business-grants/support-for-businesses
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council https://www.tmbc.gov.uk/services/business/business-support-and-advice/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-businesses
Torbay Council https://www.torbay.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing/public-health/coronavirus/advice-and-support-for-businesses/
Torridge District Council https://www.torridge.gov.uk/article/18632/Business-Support-Grants
Vale of White Horse District Council https://www.svbs.co.uk/covid19-financial-support/
Warwick District Council https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/info/20068/business_awards_and_grants
West Berkshire Council https://info.westberks.gov.uk/restart-grant
West Lancashire Borough Council https://www.westlancs.gov.uk/business/business-advice-and-support/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-businesses/business-support-grants.aspx
West Lindsey District Council https://www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/coronavirus/coronavirus-support-for-businesses/grants/#an-lccgrants
West Suffolk Council https://www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-support/index.cfm
Wokingham Borough Council https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/business-and-licensing/business-and-growth/coronavirus-announcements/
Wychavon District Council https://www.wychavon.gov.uk/business/covid-19-information-for-businesses
Wyre Borough Council https://www.wyre.gov.uk/info/200372/business_rates/1360/local_restrictions_support_grant/7

Source: SmallBusiness.co.uk

*This table will be regularly updated as local authorities post Restart Grant webpages

What about businesses in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?

Equivalent funds aren’t available in the devolved nations but there are other grants and funding opportunities for these businesses. Check your Government’s website for more details.

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