There are two types of grants currently available from your local authority as follows:
The Restart Grant Scheme opened on 1 April 2021 in order to support businesses reopening safely as the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted via a one-off grant. A grant of up to £6,000 is available to the non-essential retail sector and a grant of up to £18,000 for businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors.
In order to qualify you have to be in the sectors detailed above, be based in England, paying business rates and trading on 1 April 2021.
Additional Restrictions Grant
The Additional Restrictions Grant (“ARG”) allows local councils to provide support to businesses severely impacted by COVID-19 restrictions and do not necessary fall into either the Local Restrictions Grant (now closed) or the Restart grant scheme detailed above.
This is a discretionary scheme with local councils able to set the criteria; therefore, please review to your local council’s website for further details of their scheme.
In order to locate your local council, please see https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council