Restart Grants for businesses planning to reopen in West Lindsey

Non-essential retail businesses in West Lindsey will be awarded a one off grant of between £2,667 and £6,000 to reopen as part of the Governments COVID-19 recovery roadmap.

Restart gramts for businesses planning to open

From today, April 1, the Restart Grant Scheme applies and will be paid to non-essential retail business premises as soon as possible after the April 6, to help them reopen safely.

In addition, grants of between £8,000 and £18,000 will be allocated to hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises. These businesses may open later under plans set out in the roadmap and will be more impacted by restrictions when they do reopen.

The Restart Grant Scheme supports businesses that are predominantly reliant on delivering in-person services for the general public and is only for those registered with businesses rates. 

The grant will be split into two strands.

Strand 1 will support non-essential retail.

The following thresholds apply for these businesses:

A. Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on April 1, 2021 will receive a payment of £2,667.

B. Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on April 1, 2021 will receive a payment of £4,000.

C. Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over on April 1, 2021 will receive a payment of £6,000.

Strand 2 will also support hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises.

The following thresholds apply for these businesses:

A. Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on April 1, 2021 will receive a payment of £8,000. 

B. Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on April 1, 2021 will receive a payment of £12,000. 

C. Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over on April 1, 2021 will receive a payment of £18,000. 

Eligible businesses who have previously applied for the Business Closure Grant will automatically be paid the Restart Business Grant.

For any businesses not yet registered for support, but may be eligible from April 1, email [email protected]

A further discretionary scheme to support non–rated businesses is being developed and details will be published once an approved scheme is in place.

The Closed Business Support Grant and the Open and Impact Business Support Grant schemes closed at midnight on March 31. 2021.  

Further information on support for businesses can be found on the WLDC website: www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/coronavirus/coronavirus-support-for-businesses/