Following the recent government announcement detailing information about Business Restart Grants for eligible businesses who have been impacted by national restrictions, we received funding from the government on Tuesday 6 April and are now actively checking the eligibility of local businesses for the Restart Grant Scheme.

Direct communication with businesses will be made shortly and previous recipients of the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) will not have to submit any further applications. The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors with a one-off grant, to reopen safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Jo Lancaster, Managing Director of Huntingdonshire District Council said: "Supporting businesses remains a priority for the council. We sympathise with how impacted businesses have been, trying to operate under lockdown restrictions, and we continue to work at pace to administer government grants to eligible businesses."

The RESTART Grant scheme is a one-off grant payment to support businesses in relevant sectors that:

  • offer in-person services, where the main service/activity takes place in a fixed premises
  • are liable to pay Business Rates on their premises
  • were trading on 1 April 2021.

The aim is for payments to begin week commencing Monday 19 April 2021 – following mandatory government fraud checks of all businesses that are eligible.

For businesses that haven’t previously received any financial support, we are currently working on an application process and will continue to update information on our website, as we receive additional guidance from the government

For more information, please visit our COVID Business Grants page.