Businesses set to receive further funds under Government covid Restart Grants

By Cornwall Council - 08th April 2021

Cornish businesses eligible for the Government’s Restart Grant will begin to receive their payments from Monday 12 April, Cornwall Council has confirmed.   

The Restart Grant is a one-off grant to support eligible rate-paying businesses in reopening safely as coronavirus restrictions are lifted. The Council is making payments within a week of receiving the funding from Government.   

Where possible, the Council will make automatic payments to eligible businesses – those who have already received a Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) will not need to apply. 

Businesses which believe they may be eligible for a payment, but have not applied to the LRSG scheme, can complete an application form available at www.cornwall.gov.uk/BusinessSupportGrant  

The Restart Grant will be distributed in two strands based on the rateable value of a business:  

  • Up to £6,000 for businesses in the non-essential retail sector   
  • Up to £18,000 for businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sector   

Additional Restrictions Grant  

Cornwall Council has paid out around £14,269,550 to 3,963 businesses under the Additional Restriction Grant scheme.  

As announced in the Chancellor’s budget in March, a further £425m of funding will be provided to local authorities to continue to assist those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic but not necessarily forced to shut. Cornwall Council’s allocation is £4,427,419, and they are looking at options to distribute this money as soon as possible. They will update their website with further information as soon as possible. 

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