How to get your Business Restart Grant worth up to £18,000

To help small businesses reopen after a long lockdown, the government is launching the Restart Grant. Here's where you can find yours, How to get your Business Restart Grant worth up to £18,000.

How to get your Business Restart Grant worth up to £18,000
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How to get your Business Restart Grant worth up to £18,000

To help small businesses reopen after a long lockdown, the government is launching the Restart Grant.

Here's where you can find yours,

How to get your Business Restart Grant worth up to £18,000

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.

t 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 cash flow 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.

Small Business has teamed up with to help you find the right finance for your business.

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
Bassetlaw District Council
Bedford UA
King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
Breckland District Council
Brighton and Hove City Council
Bristol City Council
Broxtowe Borough Council
Burnley Borough Council
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Cannock Chase District Council
Canterbury City Council
Castle Point Borough Council
Charnwood Borough Council
Chelmsford City Council
Cheltenham Borough Council
Cheshire East UA
Cheshire West and Chester UA
Lincoln City Council
City of York Council
Coventry City Council
Craven District Council
Crawley Borough Council
Dartford Borough Council
Derbyshire Dales District Council
Dover District Council
East Devon District Council
East Hampshire District Council
East Hertfordshire District Council
East Lindsey District Council
East Northamptonshire Council
East Suffolk Council
Eastleigh Borough Council
Eden District Council
Elmbridge Borough Council
Epsom and Ewell Borough Council
Exeter City Council
Fareham Borough Council
Fenland District Council
Folkestone and Hythe District Council
Forest of Dean District Council
Fylde Borough Council
Gateshead Council
Gloucester City Council
Gosport Borough Council
Gravesham Borough Council
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Guildford Borough Council
Halton Borough Council
Hambleton District Council
Harlow District Council
Harrogate Borough Council
Hart District Council
Hartlepool Borough Council
Hastings Borough Council
Havant Borough Council
Herefordshire Council
Hertsmere Borough Council
High Peak Borough Council
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
Horsham District Council
Hull City Council
Ipswich Borough Council
Kirklees Council
Leeds City Council
Leicester City Council
Lichfield District Council
Liverpool City Council
Barnet London Borough
Bexley London Borough
Brent London Borough
Bromley London Borough
Camden London Borough
Ealing London Borough
Enfield London Borough
Greenwich London Borough
Hackney London Borough
Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough
Haringey London Borough
London Borough of Harrow
Havering London Borough
Hillingdon London Borough
Hounslow London Borough
Islington London Borough
Lambeth London Borough
Lewisham London Borough
Redbridge London Borough
Sutton London Borough
Wandsworth London Borough
Malvern Hills District Council
Mansfield District Council
Melton Borough Council
Newark and Sherwood District Council
North Hertfordshire District Council
North Lincolnshire Council
North Norfolk District Council
North Tyneside Council
Northumberland County UA
Nottingham City Council
Oxford City Council
Pendle Borough Council
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Ribble Valley Borough Council
Richmondshire District Council
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Rochford District Council
Rossendale Borough Council
Kensington and Chelsea Royal Borough
Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough Council
Rushcliffe Borough Council
Rushmoor Borough Council
Ryedale District Council
Salford City Council
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Selby District Council
Sevenoaks District Council
Shropshire County UA
Slough Borough Council
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Somerset West and Taunton Council
South Derbyshire District Council
South Holland District Council
South Lakeland District Council
South Oxfordshire District Council
St Helens Council
Stafford Borough Council
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Tandridge District Council
Tendring District Council
Tewkesbury Borough Council
Thanet District Council
Thurrock Council
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
Torbay Council
Torridge District Council
Vale of White Horse District Council
Warwick District Council
West Berkshire Council
West Lancashire Borough Council
West Lindsey District Council
West Suffolk Council
Wokingham Borough Council
Wychavon District Council
Wyre Borough Council


*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.