News from Bradford Council:
A new grant to support businesses through the final stages of lockdown restrictions will become available from 1 April this year.
Eligible businesses will receive a one-off Restart Grant to help them to re-open safely.
To qualify your business must:
- Be registered for business rates with Bradford Council and trading on 1 April 2021
- Have been forced to close during the January lockdown
- Rely on offering a mainly ‘in-person’ service at the property where business rates are paid
Sectors covered by the Restart Grant include:
- Non-essential retail
- Gym and sports
- Personal care
If you are eligible, you will receive a one off grant dependant on the type of business and the rateable value of your premises as follows:
Rateable Value Non – essential retail Other sectors
RV up to £15,000 £2,667 £8,000
RV £15,001 – £50,999 £4,000 £12,000
RV £51,000 and over £6,000 £18,000
The government has stipulated Restart Grants cannot be paid before April.
Information about what you need to do to receive your restart grant will be added to our Covid-19 Business Grants page shortly.
As soon as applications open we will send out a Covid-19 business update email to let everyone know. Please sign up to our coronavirus updates for local businesses list if you have been forwarded this message.
(Source: City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council; 23 March 2021)