Business Grants & Support by Local Authority
April 12, 2021
UPDATED COVID-19 GRANT SUPPORT
Business Restart Grants – The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses that are predominantly reliant on delivering in-person services for the general public in the non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses sectors in England. It is a one-off grant payment available to eligible premises registered for Business Rates.
Discretionary Restart Grants – This discretionary grant scheme supports businesses who are not eligible for the Business Restart Grants and who continue to be severely impacted despite the easing of national restrictions. It is a one-off grant payment made to eligible businesses.
For those businesses that HAVE received Local Restriction Support Grants between November 2020 and March 2021 – Staffordshire moorlands have posted an update:
We are currently assessing your eligibility for the Restart Grant. However, in order to confirm your eligibility for this grant, we need to collect some additional information from you (as required by Government). Therefore, we will be emailing you shortly with a short application to complete so we can collect this information – please monitor the email account that you included on your most recent application.”
PLEASE NOTE: we require ALL information to be provided or your application will be delayed. Once you have submitted your application, we will then complete our assessment and where eligibility is confirmed, we will make payment direct into your business bank account. If you are NOT eligible or have NOT provided sufficient information, we will contact you.
For those businesses that HAVE NOT received Local Restriction Support Grants between November 2020 and March 2021– you will need to submit a full application, this will be available on their webpage very soon.
From April 2021, a new grant will be available to help businesses to reopen. The scheme is called the Restart Grant and this support will take the form of a one-off grant in Financial Year 2021-2022.
The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses in reopening safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Grants will be available from 1 April 2021. The Restart Grant is for businesses who have a rateable value and who offer in-person services in the eligible sectors. There are 2 strands to the Restart Grant. Strand one is non-essential retail and strand 2 covers hospitality, leisure, accommodation and personal care.
Grants for Self Employed People and Small Businesses Operating from Home-
A one-off grant of £2,000 will be available to self employed, sole traders and small businesses, who have suffered a loss of income of 30% or more, due to trading restrictions. The application form will appear on their website no later than 15 April with payments being issued from 30 April onwards.
East Staffordshire Borough Council will award a Restart Grant to the eligible Ratepayer shown on the Council’s records. The Restart Grant a single one-off payment for businesses occupying a property that is assessed for business rates (i.e. there is an entry in the Rating Lists). If the property is not assessed for business rates or the applicant is not occupying or is not trading from it on the 1 April 2021, the business will not be eligible for the Restart Grant.
New business restart grant applications now open:
The restart grant scheme is for businesses on the ratings list stated on their website only and is a one off grant. The grant will be paid to the ratepayer who according to our records was responsible for the business rates on the 1 April 2021. Only business that were trading (engaged in business activity) on 1 April 2021 will qualify.
Restart Grants: Businesses in the non-essential retail sector in England will be eligible for one-off grants of up to £6,000, while businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors, which are reopening later, will be eligible for one-off grants of up to £18,000. Find out if you are eligible by visiting their website.
All schemes and support for businesses affected by Covid-19 located within Cannock Chase Council to be found on their website.