Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Restart Grant Scheme is Open

To support the recovery of the high street as the Government trading restrictions are relaxed, the Chancellor announced the one-off payment 'Restart Grant'. This grant replaces the local restrictions support grant from April 2021 onwards and supports businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors.

North Somerset Council has advised that it has contacted all eligible ‘rated’ businesses that passed a fraud check and that have historically been paid an LRSG (Closed) grant with instructions on how to apply for the Restart Grant via an online form.

The grants available are determined by the sector the business is in and its rateable value. The grants are:

  • £2,667 for non-essential retail businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or less
  • £4,000 for non-essential retail businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £6,000 for non-essential retail businesses with a rateable value of £51,000 or above
  • £8,000 for hospitality and leisure properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or less
  • £12,000 for hospitality and leisure properties with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £18,000 for hospitality and leisure properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or above.
An online claim form via the council website will also be available for any ’rated’ businesses that haven’t previously applied for an LRSG grant.

North Somerset Council will also continue to offer discretionary awards to non-rated businesses and anticipates opening claims for this scheme later this month.

The North Somerset Council’s dedicated business grants team can be contacted by phone on 01934 888 114 or email businessgrants@n-somerset.gov.uk.

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