Restart Grants for businesses

Restart Grants update

The Government have stated that pre-payment checks must be carried out on all Restart Grant recipients before awards are made. We are currently carrying out these pre-payment checks as a priority. Where pre-payment checks have been successfully carried out we are making awards to eligible businesses. Any Wigan business who has previously received Local Restrictions Support Grants funding will have their Restart Grant automatically awarded without the need to apply, pending pre-payment checks.

We will contact any eligible business via email, where further information is required in order to process a Restart Grant award. Eligible businesses will be notified via email when their Restart Grant has been awarded. We appreciate your patience and understanding whilst we carry out these mandatory checks.

Restart Grant award amounts

Strand One - Non essential retail

  • Rateable value under or exactly 15,000 - £2,667
  • Rateable value over 15,000, less than 51,000 - £4,000
  • Rateable value over 51,000 - £6,000

Strand Two - Hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gyms

  • Rateable value under or exactly 15,000 - £8,000
  • Rateable value over 15,000, less than 51,000 - £12,000
  • Rateable value over 51,000 - £18,000

In order to be eligible for the Restart Grants you must be the Business Rates payer as of 1st April 2021 and be trading on this date.

The main service which constitutes 50% or more of your overall business will determine which strand you are eligible for.

Please note these awards are a one off payment.

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