Covid grants of up to £18,000 avaiable to Worthing and Adur businesses

Restart grants of up to £18,000 are available to hard-hit local businesses in key sectors that are reopening after the winter Covid lockdown.

Adur & Worthing Councils is overseeing the payment of the one-off government sum to support those in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, accommodation, personal care and gym industries.

The aim is to give local businesses a boost as the UK follows the national roadmap out of lockdown.

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As with previous Covid grants, they are available through an online portal.

To apply, visit

The funding will be based on the rateable value of a business property as of April 1. It will be distributed as a one-off payment.

The main services or activities provided by the local businesses eligible must take place in a fixed, rate-paying premise.

Non-essential retail businesses can receive up to £6,000, while those in the leisure, hospitality, accommodation, personal care and gym industries can receive up to £18,000 based on the rateable value. Email [email protected]

A spokesperson for the councils said: “We strongly urge businesses to apply for this Restart grant so they can reopen safely after what has been a very challenging period for all.

“We know how valuable these funds will be to local traders which is why we have taken steps to make the registration process as easy as possible.

“Our teams are ready to process applications quickly so we can bolster our local economy and help companies recover with the support they deserve.

The deadline for registration is Wednesday, June 30. To find out if you are eligible for a Restart Grant and to register, visit

The funding is in addition to a range of support available to organisations impacted by Covid.

A separate discretionary scheme – known as the Additional Restrictions Grant – remains available for businesses that are struggling, are not covered by other grant schemes, or where additional funding is needed

Funds distributed through both schemes do not have to be paid back.

Anyone with questions can email [email protected]