Restart Grant

The Chancellor announced in the Budget of 3 March 2021 that the government will provide ‘Restart Grants’ in England. These will be:

  • up to £6,000 per premises for non-essential retail businesses
  • up to £18,000 per premises for hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses. 

Eligibility

Your business may be eligible for a grant if it:

  • is predominantly reliant on delivering in-person services for the general public in the sectors listed above
  • occupies a property in Reading on which it is liable for business rates
  • was trading on 1 April 2021.

Grant amounts

Grant amounts are based on the rateable value of properties on 1 April 2021.

Non-essential retail premises

Eligible businesses will receive a grant of:

  • £2,667 for each property with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under
  • £4,000 for each property with a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000
  • £6,000 for each property with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over.

Hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises

Eligible businesses will receive a grant of:

  • £8,000 for each property with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under
  • £12,000 for each property with a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000
  • £18,000 for each property with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over.

This scheme is now closed and no further applications can be accepted.

Government guidance

You can read the guidance from the government in full here or check your eligibility here.