Coronavirus: business grants

Grants Available

The following government funded support grants are available to businesses that have been impacted by the restrictions.

Restart Grants 

In the March budget the chancellor announced new restart grants for non -essential retail, and also for those in hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care, and gym sectors.  The council is still waiting for detailed guidance on these schemes, and this page will be updated when more details are known.  

Non – essential retail will be entitled to up to £6,000, and Hospitality, Accommodation, Leisure, Personal care, and Gyms will be entitled to up to £18,000 both based on rateable value. 

Grants have been paid to businesses that received a previous Local Restrictions Grant.  There is no requirement to make further application.  

Businesses eligible to Restart Grant that have not made a previous application for a Local Restriction Support Grant will be able to apply from 8 April.

Local Restrictions Support Grants

The application process will reopen on 8 April for closed businesses.

If your business was forced to close for the period of 16 February onwards, you might be entitled to claim. 

Period  Details of the Grant Scheme 
16 February 2021  - 31 March 2021  The Government announced measures to support businesses that were forced to close from the 20 December, payable every 14 days. 
1 April 2021 The Government announced measures to support  businesses that were forced to close from the 5 January, in the from of a Restart Grant payable as a one-off payment.

* The value of all grants is based on the property rateable value.

Additional Restrictions Grant

This grant is for businesses not entitled to other grants or do not pay business rates. 

Period  Details of the Grant Scheme 
17 October 2020 - 31 March 2021 The current scheme is now closed. The Council is reviewing options on further schemes. Details will be posted on the website in due course.

Further guidance and more information about your business eligibility for any of the above grants can be found on GOV.UK

How to apply 

All applications for business grants must be submitted online using the following link for our online form. 

Local Restrictions Support application 

Additional Restrictions Grant

Restart Grant

There is no formal appeal process but if we have notified you that you are not entitled to a grant fund payment you can request a review of the decision. Grants can only be paid if the eligibility criteria set by the government is met. For more information about eligibility criteria visit GOV.UK 


 Previous business grants




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