The Coronavirus Restart Grant

The Restart Grant scheme supports eligible businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors with a one-off grant, to reopen safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £18,000 from your local council. 

Are you eligible?
Your business may be eligible if it:

  • Is based in England
  • Is rate-paying
  • Is in the non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care or gym sectors
  • Was trading on 1 April 2020

What do you get from this grant?
Local councils will use their discretion to determine whether businesses meet the eligibility criteria for this grant scheme.
Eligible businesses will be paid:

  • A one-off grant of up to £18,000 in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors
  • A one-off grant of up to £6,000 in the non-essential retail sector

Visit your local council’s website to find out how to apply.


If you're unsure whether your business would be eligible or if you'd like to know about other coronavirus support schemes, please contact our dedicated business support team. Call us on 0333 070 5805 or email us at enquiries@bcgrowthhub.com