Cornish businesses eligible for the Government’s Restart Grant will begin to receive their payments from Monday, April 12, 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 a businesses’ rateable value:
- 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 we are looking at options to distribute this money as soon as possible.
We will update our website with further information as soon we can.