Support for businesses

Restart Grants

On 3 March 2021, Government announced the introduction of grant support for non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses in England. This support will take the form of a one-off grant funding scheme in Financial Year 2021-2022.

Under the Restart Grant scheme, Local Authorities will receive funding to be allocated in one-off grants to businesses. Grants of up to £6,000 will be paid to non-essential retail business premises, to help them reopen safely. 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

Restart Grant scheme supports businesses that are predominantly reliant on delivering in-person services for the general public in the aforementioned sectors.

The Restart Grant will support non-essential retail premises with one-off grants of up to £6,000 in Strand One of the Restart Grant. The following thresholds apply for these businesses:

  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 and below will be eligible for a grant of £2,667
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 - £51,000 will be eligible for a grant of £4,000
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £51,000 and above will be eligible for a grant of £6,000

The Restart Grant will also support hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises with one-off grants of up to £18,000 in Strand Two of the Restart Grant. The following thresholds apply for these businesses:

  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 and below will be eligible for a grant of £8,000
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 - £51,000 will be eligible for a grant of £12,000
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £51,000 and above will be eligible for a grant of £18,000

If you have received payment from Newham Council under the Local Restriction Support Grant, there is no need to reapply. Payment will be made once funding has been received from Central Government.

Applications for the restart grant have now closed. Final payments will be issued before 31st July 2021.