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 120 grants of between £1000-£3000 to businesses with a minimum turnover of £50,000 prior to COVID-19, comprising:

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

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


Expressions of interest for this grant have now closed. If you expressed an interest in this grant via the Buckinghamshire Business First website on or before the 18th September 2020, and you meet eligibility criteria, you will have received an application pack via email on Thursday 24th September so do check your inbox or junk emails.

The allocation of these grants will be on a first-come basis and due to the anticipated high demand, please be aware that not all applications will be successful.

Please look out for our email communications and until that time we will be unable to respond to individual enquiries.

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