The Takeaway Grant Scheme Explained 

While the foodservice industry has taken one of the biggest impacts of the epidemic, it has also received some of the biggest support, from both the general public and the Government.

It’s so important that the nation’s beloved restaurants and bars are kept afloat while we remain in lockdown. One way in which restaurants are evolving to the situation is by converting their eatery into a takeaway business: delivering their delicious meals to a customer’s home.

Converting your business into a takeaway setting may be a useful solution for keeping your business operating through these hard times.

To aid this change, you may benefit from the Government’s Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.

What is the Government’s Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund?

Businesses in England in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £25,000 from their local council.

What you receive

If your eatery has a property with a rateable value of £15,000 or under, you may be eligible for a grant of £10,000 and if it has a property that has a rateable value of over £15,000 but less than £51,000, it may be eligible for a grant of £25,000.

Eligibility 

All restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs based in England are eligible if they had a rateable value of under £51,000 on 11 March 2020.

Is your restaurant eligible for the Government’s Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund? If it is, you could receive a grant, which could be put towards transforming your restaurant into a takeaway during the pandemic.

Cater-Bake has an array of equipment to help transform your business into a takeaway. Check out some of the equipment essentials here