Business support grants: Coronavirus (COVID-19) 1 April 2021 onwards

Last updated 23 April 2021

This page relates specifically to business Restart Grants from the 1 April 2021 only.

Local Restrictions Support Grants provides information regarding business grants that were available until 31 March 2021.

Business support grants for 1 April 2021 onwards

Restart grants

The Restart Grant is a one-off business grant available to non-essential retail businesses (Strand One), and hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym or sport business premises (Strand Two).

Check the Restart Grants eligibility document (PDF 159KB / 4 pages)

The Restart Grant scheme is only available for businesses in the business ratings list.

The one-off grant amounts that will be payable are as follows:

Rateable value One-off amount for non-essential retail premises (Strand One) One-off amount for hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises (Strand Two)
Rateable value of exactly £15,000 or below £2,667 £8,000
Rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 £4,000 £12,000
Rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over £6,000 £18,000

Subject to subsidy allowance conditions (previously referred to as State Aid), businesses will be entitled to receive a grant for each eligible property. Some businesses may receive more than one grant where they have more than one eligible property.

Businesses that have already received grant payments that equal the maximum permitted subsidy allowances will not be eligible to receive funding. Please see further detail below regarding subsidy allowances.

Businesses that are in administration, insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made, are not eligible for funding under this scheme.

Apply for a Restart Grant

Due to the significant changes in the new Restart Grant guidance provided to us by Government, it is necessary for us to run a new online grant application process for the Restart Grant scheme. There will be no automated payments through this grant scheme.

The form will time out after 30 minutes ensure you have everything you need prior to starting your application using the Restart Grants checklist (PDF 140KB / 2 pages).

Failure to provide the requested information will delay your application being processed for payment.

Apply for a Restart Grant

Subsidy allowance

Subsidy allowance has now replaced State Aid following the end of the transition period and the UK’s exit from the EU.

The Restart Grant scheme is covered by three subsidy allowances:

  • Small Amounts of Financial Assistance Allowance: you’re allowed up to £335,000 (subject to exchange rates) over any period of 3 years
  • COVID-19 Business Grant Allowance: you’re allowed up to £1,600,000;
  • COVID-19 Business Grant Special Allowance: if you have reached your limits under the Small Amounts of Financial Assistance Allowance and COVID-19 Business Grant Allowance, you may be able to access a further allowance of funding under these scheme rules of up to £9,000,000, provided certain conditions are met

Grants under these three allowances can be combined for a potential total allowance of up to £10,935,000 (subject to exchange rates and certain conditions being met).

Further details are available in the Subsidy Allowance overview (PDF 169KB / 4 pages). Alternatively, visit GOV.UK Complying with the UK’s International Obligations on Subsidy Control.

Similar to previous grant schemes that were subject to State Aid regulations, you’ll need to tell us how much government funding (subsidy allowance) you have received over the past three financial years through the Restart Grant online application form (when available). Including any business grants paid out from SLDC over the past 12 months. To help you with this, see our COVID-19 Business Grants Overview document (PDF 86KB / 1 page).


To report a change in your business rated property that might impact your grant eligibility, please email:

To report a missing payment, a grant overpayment or a suspected fraudulent business grant claim, please email:

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