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Restart grants available to businesses ahead of reopening in April

There’s some welcome news for businesses across Warwick district, as the latest round of Government grants are now available to apply for ahead of the next step in the Government’s roadmap which will see non-essential retail and businesses in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors reopen on 12 April 2021.

These latest ‘restart grants’, which are one-off payments ranging from £2,667 up to £18,000 depending on the type of business and their rateable value, are aimed at supporting businesses as they reopen following the latest lockdown which began in January 2021.

As this is a new scheme with new eligibility criteria, the Council are urging all businesses to check the eligibility criteria and submit an application as soon as possible. Payments will be made from 6 April 2021.

Full details including the application form can be found at

In addition, an Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) opens on midday Friday 9 April. This discretionary ARG Part F scheme is exclusive to taxi drivers and private hire firms only.

More details including eligibility criteria and application process will be posted at

Businesses that are rated and were legally mandated to closed from 16 February – 31 March 2021 still have up to 31 May 2021 to apply for a closed payment if they have not done so already. They can retrospectively apply at

As part of the ongoing work to issue grants out to eligible businesses as swiftly as possible, the teams have also completed rigorous checks to ensure that the grant funding is going to the right businesses under the right schemes.