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Council launches Restart Grant Scheme to help local businesses

7 April 2021

Many businesses can now apply for a Restart Grant to help them reopen safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

The new scheme is for non-essential retail and hospitality, leisure, accommodation, personal care, gym and sport businesses and is being administered via Richmond Council. 

Grants of up to £6,000 will be paid to non-essential retail businesses and grants of up to £18,000 will be allocated to hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses.

Graham Russell, Assistant Director of Resources at Richmond Council said: 

"This scheme offers a one-off grant of up to £6,000 for non-essential retail premises, and another of up to £18,000 for non-essential hospitality, leisure, personal care and gym premises. The amount of grant funding awarded is based on the rateable value and the type of business applying.

"If you own a business in the any of these sectors, we encourage you to visit our website to see whether you are eligible to apply for this grant. All applications will be processed in order of when they are received, and we encourage businesses to apply as soon as possible to avoid missing out."

Restart Grants are only available for businesses that pay business rates in the sectors mentioned and offer in-person services, where the main service and activity takes place in a fixed rate-paying premises. The scheme will close to applications on 30 June 2021.

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Up to: April 2021

Updated: 7 April 2021