Restart Grants

The government has announced two new packages of support to help existing and established businesses across England get back on track.

Part of this package will be the allocation of grants of between £1,000-£3,000, comprising:

  • Grants for eligible small and medium-sized businesses
  • Separate grants for eligible businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector

These grants will provide 100% funding for a project between £1,000 and £3,000 (excl. VAT).

The Buckinghamshire Business First Growth Hub will be responsible for allocating these grants in Buckinghamshire when they become available.

Application forms for these grants will become available in early September.

Businesses must show that the activity funded by these grants is in direct response to the impact of COVID-19. Activity can include:

  • accessing specialist consultancy or professional advice
  • the purchase of minor equipment or technology 
  • adapting existing technology in order to continue to deliver business activity
  • diversification

Please fill out the form below to register your interest, and we will update you when more information is available.

If your REGISTERED address is outside of Buckinghamshire, please see the appropriate local Growth Hub in that area for information about the grants that they can provide.

Due to the anticipated very high demand for these grants, please be aware that it is unlikely that we will have any further information or application forms available until early September. Once we have further information, we will be in contact with you, and until that time we will be unable to respond to individual enquiries.

Please note: Completely separate match-funded grants of up to £5,000 are available to support businesses with £100k+ turnover and two or more employees to invest in projects that will increase sales, productivity or profitability, or improve business processes. For enquiries only and specifically about these Growth Grants of up to £5,000, email It may be possible for some eligible SMEs to have both a Restart Grant and a Growth Grant.

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An SME is an organisation with fewer than 250 employees (full time equivalent) • A turnover less than €50 million and/or a balance sheet total less than €43 million. Parent and subsidiary companies need to be taken into account.

(prior to 29th February 2020)