Shropshire Council

Restart Grant

Businesses who have received an LRSG payment in February will be sent an email with a unique reference number to use in the verification form linked to on this page.
You will not be able to complete the form without this reference number.

The Restart Grant scheme is for business with premises in the Ratings list only, where they are the named Rate Payer on the Business Rates records. If you are not the named Rate Payer, you are not eligible for this scheme.

This scheme is available to those businesses who may not have been eligible for LRSG, but do meet the following criteria. If you were previously not successful in applying for the LRSG, but are eligible for the Restart Grant, please complete a new LRSG application form so that we have your full business details and can send you your unique confirmation number for this scheme.

The Restart Grant is a one-off grant and are delivered across two strands.

The Restart Grant will support non-essential retail premises with one-off grants of up to £6,000 in Strand 1 of the Restart Grant.

The following thresholds apply for these businesses:

  • Businesses occupying premises appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £2,667
  • Businesses occupying premises appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £4,000
  • Businesses occupying premises appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £6,000

The Restart Grant will also support hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym and sport business premises with one-off grants of up to £18,000 in Strand 2 of the Restart Grant.

The following thresholds apply for these businesses:

  • Businesses occupying premises appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £8,000
  • Businesses occupying premises appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £12,000
  • Businesses occupying premises appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £18,000

Any changes to the rating list (rateable value or to the hereditament) after 1 April 2021 will be ignored for the purposes of eligibility.

Local Authorities are not required to adjust, pay or recover grants where the rating list is subsequently amended retrospectively to 1 April 2021.

Strand 1 Non-Essential Retail

For the purposes of this scheme, a non-essential retail business can be defined as a business that is used mainly or wholly for the purposes of retail sale or hire of goods or services by the public, where the primary purpose of products or services provided are not necessary to the health and well-being of the public.

Local Authorities may use the following criteria to assess whether a business is eligible for a grant under this threshold:

  • Businesses offering in-person non-essential retail to the general public
  • Businesses that were likely to have been required to cease their retail operation in the January 2021 lockdown
  • Businesses that had retail services restricted during January lockdown
  • Businesses that sell directly to consumers

Strand 1 Non-Essential Retail Business Excluded

The following business are not eligible for this scheme:

  • Food retailers, including food markets, supermarkets, convenience stores, corners shops,
  • off licences, breweries
  • pharmacies, chemists
  • newsagents
  • animal rescue centres and boarding facilities
  • building merchants
  • petrol stations, vehicle repair and MOT services, bicycle shops, taxi and vehicle hire businesses
  • education providers including tutoring services
  • banks, building societies and other financial providers
  • post offices
  • funeral directors
  • laundrettes and dry cleaners
  • medical practices, veterinary surgeries and pet shops
  • agricultural supply shops, garden centres
  • storage and distribution facilities
  • wholesalers
  • employment agencies and businesses
  • office buildings
  • automatic car washes
  • mobility support shops

Strand 2 Hospitality

For the purposes of this scheme, a hospitality business can be defined as a business whose main function is to provide a venue for the consumption and sale of food and drink.

Local Authorities may use the following criteria to assess whether a business is eligible for a grant under this threshold:

  • Businesses offering in-person food and drink services to the general public
  • Businesses that provide food and or drink to be consumed on the premises, including outdoors. For these purposes, the definition of a hospitality retail business should exclude: food kiosks and businesses whose main service is a takeaway (not those that have adapted to offer takeaways during periods of restrictions, in alignment with previous COVID-19 business grant schemes)

Strand 2 Leisure

A Leisure business will be defined as a business that provides opportunities, experiences and facilities, in particular for culture, recreation, entertainment, celebratory events and days and nights out.

The following criteria will be used to assess whether a business is eligible for a grant under this threshold:

  • Businesses that may provide in-person intangible experiences in addition to goods
  • Businesses that may rely on seasonal labour
  • Businesses that may assume particular public safety responsibilities
  • Businesses that may operate with irregular hours through day, night and weekends

Strand 2 Leisure exclusions

  • A leisure business should exclude: all retail businesses, coach tour operators, tour operators and telescopes

Strand 2 Accommodation

An accommodation business can be defined as a business whose main lodging provision is used for holiday, travel and other purposes.

The following criteria will be used to assess whether a business is eligible for a grant under this threshold:

  • Businesses that provide accommodation for ‘away from home’ stays for work or leisure purposes
  • Businesses that provide accommodation for short-term leisure and holiday purposes

Strand 2 Accommodation exclusions

  • Private dwellings, education accommodation, residential homes, care homes, residential family centres, beach huts.

Strand 2 Gym and Sport

A Gym and Sport business can be defined as a commercial or non-profit establishment where physical exercise or training is conducted on an individual basis or group basis, using exercise equipment or open floor space with or without instruction, or where individual and group sporting, athletic and physical activities are participated in competitively or recreationally.

The following criteria will be used to assess whether a business is eligible for a grant under this threshold:

  • Businesses that offer in-person exercise and sport activities to the general public
  • Businesses that open to members of the public paying an entry or membership fee
  • Businesses that require extensive cleaning protocols, which significantly slow down trade
  • Businesses that offer exercise classes or activities, which may mandate space and no masks etc.

Strand 2 Gym and sports exclusions

  • Home gyms, home exercise studios, home sports courts and home sports grounds.

Stream 2 Personal Care

A Personal Care business can be defined as a business which provides a service, treatment or activity for the purposes of personal beauty, hair, grooming, body care and aesthetics, and wellbeing.

The following criteria will be used to assess whether a business is eligible for a grant under this threshold:

  • Businesses that deliver in-person holistic, beauty and hair treatments
  • Businesses that provide services such as tattoos and piercings
  • Businesses that offer close-contact services, which are required to deliver the treatment
  • Businesses that offer services, treatments or activities that require social distancing and cleaning protocols, which have led to a reduction in their capacity to deliver personal care services

Strand 2 Personal care exclusions

  • Businesses that only provide personal care goods, rather than services
  • Businesses used solely as training centres for staff, apprentices and others
  • Businesses providing dental services, opticians, audiology services, chiropody, chiropractors, osteopaths and other medical or health services, including services which incorporate personal care services, treatments required by those with disabilities and services relating to mental health.

Withdrawal

If your business is no longer eligible for funding support and is required to return this payment, please use the following link to withdraw.

In order to complete this withdrawal please complete the withdrawal form, and enter your unique ID reference number from your email.

How to confirm your eligibility

If your business meets the eligibility criteria, please

Confirm your business details »