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The Government’s latest support for businesses (and village & community halls) has now been launched and replaces the lockdown grants paid to businesses in 2020/21. Restart Grants are available to village and community halls with a business rates account and are again administered by local authorities.

Depending on the rateable value of your hall, these one-off grants may be worth a considerable sum, so please ensure you make a claim as soon as possible (closing dates appear to be the end of June). Relevant websites are included below, but please note that these are being updated regularly, so the links may expire:

The application process may ask for a SIC code. The consensus is that village halls can use 94990 (S94 - activities of other membership organisations) or 93290 (R93 - other amusement or recreation activities).

Thanks to WRCC for this information