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Kirklees do auto awarding of £8k restart grants

Restart Grants


The Kirklees Council website has today announced that the new Restart Business Support Grant scheme is to provide automatic awarding of grants to those sports clubs that previously successfully applied for the £10,000 grant. There is no need to reapply. Clubs can expect to receive those grants which will be paid out sometime after 18 April. Clubs with a rateable value of below £15,000 will receive a new grant of £8,000. The extract below provides the prime details and you can read the total guidance provided here.


Restart Business Support Grants from 1 April 2021

The government has announced it will provide a further one-off grant for eligible businesses through a new 'restart grants' scheme. The grants are to help businesses to plan ahead and safely relaunch trading as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

The one-off grant will be open for applications between 1 April 2021 and 30 June 2021. Final payments by the 31 July 2021.

Please note the Restart Grant scheme is for businesses on the ratings list only.

  • If you have already applied for or received a Local Restrictions Support Grant after 16 February 2021 you do not need to re-apply after 1 April 2021 for a Restart Grant.

  • We will use the information we already have to make the grant payment you are eligible for.

  • We may email your business asking you to self-certify that circumstances remain the same:

    • Please follow the instructions in the email.

    • Once your business has self-certified you will receive a confirmation email.

    • We will confirm any amounts your business is eligible for within 10 days of receiving the form.

    • Not all businesses will receive this email so don't worry if you don't get one.

  • The earliest date payments will be made is week ending 18 April 2021:

    • Subject to us receiving funds from the Government

    • and carrying out the stricter pre-payment checks the Government have stated we must do to manage the risk of fraud and payments in error

    • The checks we carry out include:

  • Using the Government's 'Spotlight' tool which will flag where organisations have recently become inactive.

  • Using a counter-fraud bank account checker in partnership with Experian.

Businesses in the hospitality, leisure, accommodation, personal care and gym sectors will receive grants of up to £18,000, depending on the rateable value of their premises.

  • Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £8,000.

  • Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £12,000.

  • Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £18,000.

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