COVID-19 business grants

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Last updated 30 March 2021

The government has announced a range of advice and support measures for employers and businesses over the past few months. You can find full details of these and any new information on GOV.UK .

Ipswich Borough Council is responsible for administering government financial support for businesses impacted by Covid-19 restrictions

This page helps businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible and how to apply.

Restart Grant Scheme

The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors with a one-off grant, to reopen safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Eligible businesses in the non-essential retail sector may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £6,000 and eligible businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £18,000.

Grants available from 1 April 2021. We aim to start making payments week commencing 12 April 2021

Check eligibility and apply for a Restart Grant

Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG)

The Local Restrictions Support Grants support businesses who have been required to close or who have remained open but have been severely impacted by national and local COVID-19 restrictions.

Check eligibility and apply for a LRSG.

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) supports businesses that are not covered by other grant schemes or where additional funding is needed.

Check eligibility and apply for an ARG.

Further support

Locally, more information and free business support is being offered by New Anglia Growth Hub. Visit their website to contact a Growth Hub adviser.

You may also find it helpful to visit the Governments coronavirus-support-finder