Restarting Safely grants

Applications for this grant scheme are now closed.

These grants are intended to help public-facing businesses that have been severely impacted to re-open safely to the public. They are intended to support the re-opening of the economy safely by providing the funds to enable the purchase of in-person covid-secure measures such as face masks, hand sanitiser, rigorous cleaning regimes of premises and equipment.

Businesses should:

  • Have been severely impacted by the local restrictions in place since 17 October 2020
  • Not be eligible for a government Restart Grant
  • Be businesses that deliver a direct in-person service to the public or businesses that are food or drink suppliers to a business, for example outside caterers

This scheme closed on 31 May 2021.

Grant amounts

Grants are issued as a one-off lump sum payment in the following amounts:

Businesses with a rateable value

Rateable value of business Amount
£15,000 and under £1400
£15,001 - £50,999 £2100
£51,000 or over £3150

Businesses with no rateable value but fixed business costs

Fixed business costs (annual) Amount
£0 - £999 £300
£1,000 - £3,000 £375
£3,001 - £6,000 £750
£6,001 - £15,000 £1350
£15,001 - £30,000 £2100
£30,001 - £50,999 £2625
£51,000 + £3150

Applying for a Restarting Safely grant

If you have already received a grant from the Additional Restrictions Grant scheme since October 2020 or are waiting on an official response to your application you will automatically receive an email with the link to apply.

Otherwise, please apply for a Restarting Safely grant here.