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COVID-19 business grants

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Restart Grant scheme

This grant scheme is applicable for businesses who are liable to pay business rates (including if your bill shows 100% relief) who are reopening after national lockdown and are within designated sectors as defined by central government.

Ryedale District Council paid businesses that had previously received a LRSG for Closed businesses grant an automatic Restart Grant on 14 April 2021. Payment should have been received into bank accounts on Friday 16 April or Monday 19 April 2021 depending upon your bank.

Businesses that have not previously received a LRSG for Closed businesses grant will need to complete a Restart Grant application form which is shown below.



Grants under this scheme will be available to businesses that:

  • Are based in the Ryedale district
  • Are rated and assessed for Non-Domestic Rates (business rates) purposes – you will need your business rates account reference to apply
  • Where the business operation carried out at the premises is in the relevant sector and falls under the appropriate definition as outlined by BEIS 

This grant cannot be awarded where:

  • The business is not rated for Non-Domestic Rates (business rates) purposes
  • The business was not mandated to close under national lockdown restrictions
  • Where the business operation carried out at the premises does not fall within one of the relevant sectors defined by BEIS for the purposes of this grant

Amount of funding available to businesses

This grant scheme is a one-off amount and depends on the rateable value of the qualifying premises and the business sector the premises operates under.

Strand 1 – non-essential retail

Rateable value of premises                Grant amount    
 £15,000 or under  £2,667
 £15,001 to £50,999  £4,000
 £51,000 or above  £6,000

Strand 2 – hospitality, leisure, accommodation, personal care, gym and sports

Rateable value of premises                Grant amount    
 £15,000 or under  £8,000
 £15,001 to £50,999  £12,000
 £51,000 or above  £18,000

How to apply

Apply for this scheme using the application form. To support your application you will need your business rates account reference number and a copy of a recent bank statement for the business.

When applying for this scheme, please ensure you enter details accurately such as your business rates account reference. To ensure applications are dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible, some elements of automation have been built into our processing which rely on certain details being provided correctly. If you enter details incorrectly, this will delay your application being processed.

Applications for this scheme will close on 30 June 2021.

Fraud and error

The Government will not accept deliberate manipulation and fraud – and any business caught falsifying their records to gain additional grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to claw back, as may any grants paid in error. The Council will carry out pre and post payment checks on all grant payments. Where the Council find that a business was not eligible for the scheme, the business will be liable to re-pay any grants paid.



Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) (Discretionary)

Grants under this scheme can be considered where your business is not eligible for the Restart Grant scheme.

This scheme is currently closed to applications and will reopen when further funding is received from Government.

Information on this scheme, criteria and grant payment levels will appear here as soon as we receive funding and any updated guidance from the Government.


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If you have any questions not related to the above schemes please contact the Business team and we will endeavour to reply as soon as possible. We cannot answer questions on the ARG (Discretionary) scheme at this time as we await further guidance from Government on payments from April 2021.

We've produced this handy guide summing up key COVID information about reopening safely, business support, our Town Centre Ambassador, COVID Marshall, environmental health and licensing. 


We appreciate this is a difficult time for all businesses, but rest assured, we are working continuously to ensure we support as many businesses as we can in a relevant and timely way.


Contact us

Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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