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Cheshire East Council Restart Grants

16th June 2021 @ 6:06am – by Webteam
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Deadline June 30th

Cheshire East Council is reminding businesses that there are only three weeks left to apply for the government's Restart Grant.

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2021 and businesses can apply via the council's website.

The Restart Grant scheme supports eligible non-essential retail businesses and hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses with one-off grants of up to £18,000 to help them reopen safely as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

So far, the council has paid out more than 2,000 Restart grants to businesses, totalling £16m.

The Restart Grant is a one-off grant for eligible rate-paying businesses and is being distributed in two strands.

Strand one

Strand one supports rate-paying non-essential retail premises with one-off grants of up to £6,000.

The following thresholds apply for these businesses:

  • Businesses occupying a property with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £2,667;
  • Businesses occupying a property with a rateable value of more than £15,000 and less than £51,000 on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £4,000; and
  • Businesses occupying a property with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or more on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £6,000.

Strand two

Strand two of the Restart Grant supports rate-paying hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses with one-off grants of up to £18,000.

The following thresholds apply for these businesses:

  • Businesses occupying a property with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £8,000;
  • Businesses occupying a property with a rateable value of more than £15,000 and less than £51,000 on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £12,000; and
  • Businesses occupying a property with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or more on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £18,000.

To apply, and for details of the full eligibility criteria, visit the council's website at: Coronavirus (Covid-19) help for Business Rates customers (cheshireeast.gov.uk), here.

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