There are a number of financial support grants available to support businesses that have been affected by Covid-19.

These grants are being administered by Manchester City Council.

April 2021 ReStart Grant

A new £5 billion Restart Grant scheme to help businesses re-open following the national lockdown has been announced by government. Grants of up to £6,000 for eligible non-essential retail businesses, and up to £18,000 for eligible hospitality and leisure businesses, will be available in April 2021.

  • The Restart Grant scheme is for businesses on the ratings list only
  • The Restart Grant is a one-off grant

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

The following thresholds apply for these businesses:

  • Businesses with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £2,667
  • Businesses with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £4,000
  • Businesses 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 business premises with one-off grants of up to £18,000.

The following thresholds apply for these businesses:

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

Manchester City Council APPLICATION PROCESS

Local Restrictions Support Grant

Grant Information

Expanded Discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant

Grant Information

Discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant

Grant Information

Other Financial Support

CityCo & Manchester BID Membership Support

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