In the March Budget, Government announced the introduction of a Business Restart Grant to support non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses in England.
This scheme closed for applications on 30 June 2021, in line with Government guidance.
In line with Government requirements on post-payment assurance, we need to verify bank accounts that these grants were paid into. We sent out emails in June 2021 from the email outbox firstname.lastname@example.org and in October 2021 we are sending out further email requests. If you have received an email then it is vital that you respond accordingly.
The scheme details
Your business may be eligible if it is:
- rate-paying (inc. businesses with a nil-rates bill)
- in the non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care or gym sectors
- trading on 1 April 2021
The scheme is available to businesses within the North Tyneside Council business rating system and are in the eligible sectors below. Businesses not within the rating system or in the eligible sectors, are not eligible for a grant.
The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses that are predominantly reliant on delivering in-person services for the general-public at those business premises.
There are two elements to this grant scheme:
Strand 1 (non-essential retail) One-off grants of up to £6,000 will be paid to non-essential retail business premises, to help them reopen safely.
Strand 2 (other sectors) One-off grants of up to £18,000 will be paid to hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises, which may open later under plans set out in the Government's roadmap and will be more impacted by restrictions when they do reopen.
Our systems are designed to calculate the grants that each business is entitled to for the above periods, based on the information provided to us.
Further information can be found in the Local Authority Guidance on the Government website.
Businesses that are in administration, insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made, are also not eligible for funding under this scheme.