Issue 21 May 2021


Mid Sussex businesses urged to apply for new Restart Grants

RestartGovernment Restart Grants are available now to help local businesses reopen safely as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

The Restart Grants are being administered by Mid Sussex District Council on behalf of the Government. Businesses in the non-essential retail sector are eligible for one-off grants of up to £6,000, while businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care, and gym sectors are eligible for one-off grants of up to £18,000.

Businesses can apply for the new Restart Grant support at The application process is quick, simple and the amount paid is based on the rateable value of the property.

It is vital that local businesses and organisations tap into these grants, so that they can reopen and restart safely after the huge impact of this pandemic. Last year was tough for everyone but this is an opportunity to kickstart our local economy and help Mid Sussex businesses bounce back strongly.

The Government has also released more discretionary funding for a further round of Additional Restrictions Grants. The grants will help to support businesses that have been negatively impacted financially by the pandemic but may not pay business rates. Businesses can apply for these grants at

The deadline to apply for the new Restart Grants and the latest Additional Restrictions Grants is midnight on 30 June 2021. 

For further information, or to find out more about the latest financial support for local businesses, email


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The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus.

It’s being given to:

  • people aged 32 and over
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The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)

Plans are already being put in place for rolling out the vaccine to the next priority groups. If you are not in the groups described above, you will be contacted at a later date once you become eligible.

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