Restart grant – new applications

If you have previously applied for and received a grant from the council, you should have received an email from us with a link to a different form. Please complete that form, as opposed to this one.


This scheme will close at midnight on Wednesday 30 June 2021.

The restart grant is a mandatory grant to support non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses.

A single grant will be paid to each eligible business.

Businesses with more than one qualifying property will receive more than one grant.

The restart grant will support non-essential retail premises with one-off grants of up to £6,000 in strand one of the restart grant.

The following thresholds apply for these businesses:

  • for properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under, grant to be £2,667
  • for properties with a rateable value of over £15,000 and below £51,000, grant to be £4,000
  • for properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or over, grant to be £6,000

The restart grant will also support hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises with one-off grants of up to £18,000 in strand two of the restart grant.

The following thresholds apply for these businesses:

  • for properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under, grant to be £8,000
  • for properties with a rateable value of over £15,000 and below £51,000, grant to be £12,000
  • for properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or over, grant to be £18,000

Eligible businesses

  • the applicant must be the ratepayer
  • the premises must be rated for business rates purposes
  • the business offer in-person services, where the main service and activity takes place in a fixed rate-paying premises
  • the business must have been trading on 1 April 2021

Excluded businesses

  • businesses which have already received grant payments that equal the maximum levels of state aid permitted under the de minimis and the COVID-19 state aid framework
  • businesses that are in administration, are insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made

Apply for a restart grant

Grant income received by a business is taxable and will need to be included as income in the tax return of the business.

Only businesses that make an overall profit once grant income is included will be subject to tax.

The government will not accept deliberate manipulation and fraud - and any business caught falsifying their records to gain additional grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to claw back, as may any grants paid in error.

Need some help?

If you have any questions about the restart grant or require further information, please email economic_development@havant.gov.uk.