Skip Navigation LinksMerton Council ❮ Coronavirus ❮ Businesses and self-employed ❮ Grants ❮ 

Restart Grants for businesses

From April 2021 your business may be eligible for a one-off Restart Grant of:

  • up to £6,000 for non-essential retail business premises, or
  • up to £18,000 for hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises.

Eligibility

Your business may be eligible for a grant from Merton Council if it:

  • is predominantly reliant on delivering in-person services for the general public in the sectors listed above
  • occupies a property in Merton on which it pays business rates
  • was trading on 1 April 2021.

Grant amounts

Grant amounts are based on the rateable value of properties on 1 April 2021.

Non-essential retail premises

Eligible businesses will receive a grant of:

  • £2,667 for each property with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under
  • £4,000 for each property with a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000
  • £6,000 for each property with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over.

Hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises

Eligible businesses will receive a grant of:

  • £8,000 for each property with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under
  • £12,000 for each property with a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000
  • £18,000 for each property with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over.

Rating List changes and errors

Any changes to the rateable value or to the property after 1 April 2021 will not affect your grant.

In cases where it is clear to us that the Rating List was inaccurate on 1 April 2021, at our discretion we may withhold the grant and/or award the grant based on our view of who would have been entitled to the grant had the Rating List been accurate.

How to get a grant

Payments will be made between 1 April and 31 July 2021.

If you previously received a Local Restrictions grant

We aim to pay your grant automatically, so you do not need to apply.

If you haven't received a Local Restrictions grant

You will have to complete an application form by 30 June 2021, which will be available here in due course.

Government guidance

You can read the guidance from the government in full below.

Restart Grant Guidance for Local Authorities (GOV.UK)