Business support grants

Current Coronavirus business grant schemes

Restart Grants (1 April 2021 onwards)

The Restart Grant was announced in the 2021 Budget. It is a one-off business grant available to non-essential retail businesses (Strand One), and hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym or sport business premises (Strand Two).

The Restart Grant scheme is for businesses in the business ratings list only.

Please read the Restart Grants Eligibility Guidance (PDF: 270Kb / 5 pages) to find out the types of businesses eligible under each strand of the Restart Grant scheme.

The one-off grant amounts that will be payable are as follows:

Restart Grants
Rateable Value One-off amount for non-essential retail premises (Strand One) One-off amount for hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises (Strand Two)
Rateable value of exactly £15,000 or below £2,667 £8,000
Rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 £4,000 £12,000
Rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over £6,000 £18,000

Application process

The deadline for applications for the Restart Grant was Wednesday 30 June 2021. This is a government mandated deadline and we are no longer able to accept applications for the Restart Grant.

Additional Restrictions Grant

There has previously been two rounds of funding available through the Additional Restrictions Grant in Eden; Round one in November 2020 and round two covering January to 31 March 2021.

As we have now spent all of the funding we have received to date through the Additional Restrictions Grant, the Government has confirmed that we are eligible to receive a top up allocation of £641,477.

As a result, we opened up a new round of funding covering the period from April 2021 onwards called the Additional Restrictions Restart Grant (ARRG). As the new allocation is much smaller than the £1.5million that we have already received, the eligibility criteria for this new ARRG has been tightened to reflect the smaller allocation of funding available.

If you have received a grant through the previous ARG grant rounds this does not necessarily indicate that you will be eligible to receive a grant through this new grant round.

ARRG application process

An application will be required from all businesses and potential applicants should read through the policy carefully to ensure they are eligible to apply prior to filling out an application form.

Please read the Additional Restrictions Restart Grant Policy (PDF: 617Kb / 8 pages) for details of eligibility requirements.

The deadline for applications was 5pm on Wednesday 30 June. Applicants will not hear back about the outcome of their application until mid July. Please do not contact us to check the status of your application, we will contact you if any further information is needed.

Until the applications are assessed, we will not know if there is any remaining funding through this scheme. Should any future rounds of funding open then information will be posted on this page.

Previous Coronavirus business grant schemes

Please see the Grants to date overview (PDF: 70Kb / 2 pages) for further details of previous grant schemes.

Last updated: Thursday, 1 July, 2021.