Cornish businesses eligible for the Government’s Restart Grant will begin to receive their payments from Monday, April 12, Cornwall Council has confirmed.

The Restart Grant is a one-off grant to support eligible rate-paying businesses in their efforts to reopen safely as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

The Council is planning to make payments within a week of receiving the funding from Government.

Where possible, the Council will also look to make automatic payments to eligible businesses – those who have already received a Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) will not need to apply.

Businesses which believe they may be eligible for a payment, but have not applied to the LRSG scheme, can complete an application form available at

The Restart Grant will be distributed in two strands based on a businesses’ rateable value:

  • Up to £6,000 for businesses in the non-essential retail sector
  • Up to £18,000 for businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sector

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Also available will be the Additional Restrictions Grant.

To date, the Council has paid out around £14,269,550 to 3,963 businesses under the Additional Restriction Grant scheme.

As announced in the Chancellor’s budget in March, a further £425m of funding will be provided to local authorities to continue to assist those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic but not necessarily forced to shut.

Cornwall Council’s allocation is £4,427,419, and the council have stated they are looking at options to distribute this money as soon as possible.

More updates will be made available via the Council's website as they become available.