Restart Grants and financial support from 2 December 2020 to 31 March 2021

Updated 1 April 2021

Restart grants

The Government has announced grants to be paid in April to help businesses reopen as lockdown eases. The grants can only be paid to the person or business that is liable for business rates on the property on 1 April 2021.

We will use information that we have already collected to administer these grants, and so a business does not need to complete the grant application form again if it has already been paid a Local Restrictions Support Grant for any period from 2 December 2020 onwards.

We will need to carry out extra checks and confirm a few details with each business before we can make payment of the grant. We will contact businesses by email - there are about 700 businesses we need to contact and it is likely to take us up to two weeks to contact everyone. Please don't contact us to chase this up until after 19 April, so that we can concentrate on this. 

How much will I get? 

The amount of grant will depend on the rateable value of the property on 1 April 2021, and also the nature of the business that is occupying the property.
Restart grants amount of funding
Rateable value (RV) Non-essential retail  Hospitality, leisure, accommodation,
personal care, gyms and sport 
Less than or exactly £15,000 £2,667 £8,000 
More than £15,000 but less than £51,000 £4,000 £12,000
Exactly £51,000 or higher £6,000 £18,000

This table gives examples of the types of business that fall into each category.

Type of business restart grant
Business category Examples of type of business 
Non-essential retail Betting offices
Departmental stores
Markets (other than livestock)
Sales kiosks
Showrooms - for example, kitchen, bathroom, tile, glazing
Tobacco and vape stores
Antiques stores
Sales offices
Travel agents
Electronic goods and mobile phone shops
Clothes shops
Book shops
Auction rooms
Car auction
Car showrooms
Car supermarkets
Car washes (standalone)
Car/caravan sales/display/hiring sites
Charity shops
Carpet stores
Furniture shops
Sofa shops
Homeware shops
Plant nurseries
Stationery shops
Gift shops
Make-up shops
Animal groomers
Sweet shops
Photography studios
Hospitality Food courts
Public houses/pub restaurants
Roadside restaurants
Wine bars
Leisure Bingo halls
Bowling alleys
Casinos and gambling clubs
Ice rinks
Museums and art galleries
Roller skating rings
Stately homes and historic houses
Zoos and safari parks
Amusement parks
Pleasure piers
Conference centres
Exhibition centres including for use as banquet halls and other events
Wedding venues
Events venues
Heritage railways
Public halls
Nightclubs and discotheques
Hostess bars
Sexual entertainment venues
Shisha bars, waterpipe consumption venues
Concert halls
Go kart rinks
Model villages
Tourist attractions
Miniature railways
Theme parks
Amusement arcades, including adult gaming centres
Animal attractions at farms
Wildlife centres
Botanical gardens
Visitor attractions at film studios
Soft play centres or areas
Indoor riding centres
Clubs and institutions
Village halls and scout huts, cadet huts and so on. 
Accommodation Caravan parks
Caravan sites and pitches
Chalet parks
Coaching inns
Country house hotels
Guest and boarding houses
Holiday apartments, cottages or bungalows
Boarding houses
Canal boats or other vessels
Bed and breakfasts
Catered holiday homes
Holiday homes
Personal care Spas, sauna and steam rooms
Hairdressing salons
Tanning salons
Nail salons
Massage centres, massage treatments
Tattoo and piercing studios
Holistic therapy (reflexology, massage, acupuncture)
Barbers, groomers
Beauty salons
Beauticians, aesthetics
Other non-surgical treatments
Gyms and sport Dance schools and centres
Dance studios
Gymnasia/fitness suites
Cricket centres
Ski centres
Sports and leisure centres
Outdoor sports centres
Outdoor adventure centres
Squash courts
Tennis centres
Sports courts
Swimming pools
Shooting and archery venues
Driving ranges
Water sport centres
Golf courses

Local restrictions support grants - for the periods from 2 December 2020 to 31 March 2021

Please note: you can now only apply for a grant for the period 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021. Applications for periods from 2 December 2020 to 15 February 2021 have now closed.

These grants are only available to business rate payers. This means businesses that are liable for business rates, and includes those that receive a zero bill because they are getting 100 per cent relief. They are one part of the Local Restrictions Support Grants scheme.

The Government has provided support for businesses affected by tier-based restrictions or during national lockdown. For Dacorum, this means that grants have been made covering the period from 2 December 2020 to 31 March 2021. 

Funding is available for businesses that have to remain closed, and there will also be support available for some businesses that could remain open in Tier 2 but were impacted by the restrictions.

The amount of grant will vary depending on whether or not the business has been ordered to close, and the rateable value of the property.

Please visit the Government website for more information about which businesses have been ordered to close in each local restriction tier.

Amount of funding

The Government has announced funding covering the period from 2 December 2020 to 31 March 2021.

For businesses ordered to close, the amounts for each period are:

Amount of funding available during tier-based restrictions (businesses ordered to close)
Rateable value (RV) 2 December 2020 to 18 December 2020
(17 days)
19 December 2020
(1 day) 
20 December 2020 to 2 January 2021
(14 days)
3 January 2021 to 4 January 2021
(2 days) 
5 January 2021 to 15 February 2021
(42 days) 
16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021
(44 days) 
Less than or exactly £15,000 £810 £48 £667 £95 £2,001 £2,096
More than £15,000 but less than £51,000 £1,214 £71 £1,000 £143 £3,000 £3,143
Exactly £51,000 or higher £1,500 £107 £1,500 £214 £4,500 £4,714

For businesses in the leisure, hospitality or accommodation sectors, for the period in which they have not been ordered to close, the amounts are:

Amount of funding available during tier-based restrictions (businesses remaining open)
Rateable value (RV) 2 December 2020 to 18 December 2020
(17 days)
Less than or exactly £15,000 £567
More than £15,000 but less than £51,000 £850
Exactly £51,000 or higher £1,275

Please note: businesses in the retail sector are not eligible to receive a grant for periods they have not been ordered to close (this means they will not receive grants during Tier 2 or Tier 3 periods). This includes 'personal care' businesses, such as hairdressers, barbers, tattooists and nail bars.

How to apply

Please complete the online form below. We will use the information you give us to work out which category of grant you can receive, and under which restriction your business had to close.

You only need to complete the form once.

Closing dates for applications

  • For the grant covering the period 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021 you must apply by 11.59pm on Monday 31 May 2021.
  • For the Restart Grant you must apply by 11.59pm on Wednesday 30 June 2021.

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