Crawley businesses eligible for new Restart Grant

Crawley businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors that have had to close during lockdown, can apply for a Restart Grant from 1 April 2021 to reopen safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 1:00 pm
Crawley businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors that have had to close during lockdown, can apply for a Restart Grant from 1 April 2021. Picture by Steve Robards

The Restart Grant is a one-off grant for rate-paying businesses. It will support non-essential retail premises with one-off grants of up to £6,000 in Strand One of the Restart Grant.

It will also support hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises with one-off grants of up to £18,000 in Strand Two of the Restart Grant.

The scheme is due to go live in Crawley on 1 April 2021. Crawley Borough Council is administering and distributing these grants on behalf of the Government.

Businesses can check if they’re eligible by visiting gov.uk/guidance/check-if-youre-eligible-for-a-coronavirus-restart-grantApplications for these grants can be made via the Crawley Borough Council website: crawley.gov.uk/emergency/coronavirus-information/businesses-and-employers/business-support-grantsCouncillor Peter Smith, Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development at Crawley Borough Council, said: “Crawley has been one of the hardest hit towns in the UK during this pandemic and we know that many local businesses have been badly affected.

"We urge them to take advantage of the support we have in place including this new Restart Grant.

"Our team is available to provide help and advice if needed."

The following thresholds apply for non-essential retail premises:

a. Premises with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £2,667

b. Premises with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £4,000

c. Premises with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £6,000.

The following thresholds apply for hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses:

a. Premises with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £8,000

b. Premises with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £12,000.

c. Premises with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £18,000.

The application closure date for this scheme is 30 June 2021.