Businesses invited to apply for a Restart Grant
Hundreds of businesses across Lichfield District are being encouraged to apply for a one-off payment this spring to help them reopen safely as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
Eligible businesses in the non-essential retail sector may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £6,000, and eligible businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £18,000.
Lichfield District Council has emailed the 695 local businesses that have received coronavirus grant funding in the past, to invite them to apply for a Restart Grant.
A business may be eligible if it is:
- based in England
- in the non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care or gym sectors
- trading on 1 April 2021
Tracey Tudor, Head of Corporate Services:
“We know what a lifeline this funding will be for many of our businesses as they get ready to welcome back customers from 12 April.
“Unfortunately we are unable to pay the grants automatically, as previously thought, as we need more information to make the payments. This is because the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, who is responsible for the grants, have asked local authorities to collect more information, such as the date the business was established.
“If you are a local business and have qualified for support in the past, please check whether you are eligible for a Restart Grant and apply to us as soon as possible. We expect to start paying out the grants by the end of the month.”