Businesses urged to apply for Restart Grants

The Government has launched a new Restart Grant scheme to help local businesses reopen safely as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted and businesses in Mid Sussex will be able to apply for the new wave of funding from 6th April 2021.

The Restart Grants are being administered by Mid Sussex District Council on behalf of the Government. Businesses in the non-essential retail sector will be eligible for one-off grants of up to £6,000, while businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care, and gym sectors, which are reopening later, will be eligible for one-off grants of up to £18,000.

Businesses can apply for the new Restart Grant support at . The application process is quick, simple and the amount paid is based on the rateable value of the property.

Kevin Stewart, Mid Sussex District Council Business Unit Leader for Revenues and Benefits said: “It is vital that local businesses and organisations tap into these grants, so that they can reopen and restart safely after the huge impact of this pandemic.

“Last year was tough for everyone but this is an opportunity to kickstart our local economy and help Mid Sussex businesses bounce back strongly.

“We promise to play our part by processing your applications quickly, so please take advantage of this opportunity by securing a Restart Grant and protecting the future of your business.”

The Government has also released more discretionary funding for a further round of Additional Restrictions Grants. The grants will help to support businesses that have been negatively impacted financially by the pandemic but may not pay business rates. Businesses can apply for these grants at 

The deadline to apply for the new Restart Grants and the latest Additional Restrictions Grants is midnight on 30th June 2021. For further information, or to find out more about the latest financial support for local businesses, email

Restart Grants are different from Recovery Loans. For more information on both follow the links to the Government website for Restart Grants and Recovery Loans:

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