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Small Business Hardship Grant Extension

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Eligibility
  3. What you will get
  4. How to apply

Overview

The Small Business Hardship Grant Extension is for businesses who provide in person face to face services which have been mandated to close, who were not eligible for the main Small Business Hardship Grant. This includes driving instructors, mobile hairdressers or beauticians. The Small Business Hardship Grant Extension is funded by South Tyneside Council's Additional Restrictions Grant  (ARG) allocation.

Businesses must be able to demonstrate hardship as a result of a significant impact on their business due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  

Businesses who can demonstrate ongoing business-related fixed costs (excluding wage costs) amounting to a minimum of £100.00 per month will receive a grant of £1,000.

Businesses who can demonstrate ongoing business-related fixed costs (excluding wage costs) amounting to a minimum of £200.00 per month will receive a grant of £2,000.

There is a limited amount of funding available, so not all businesses applying will receive a grant. Applications will be subject to an appraisal process and grants will be provided at the discretion of South Tyneside Council. There will be no appeals process.

Eligibility

  1. The scheme is open to sole traders, limited companies and limited liability partnerships. 
  2. The business must be based in in South Tyneside.
  3. The business must provide in-person face to face services and have been mandated to close by local or national restrictions.
  4. The business must be currently trading (or would be if Coronavirus restrictions were not in place) and have been trading before the 11th March 2020.
  5. The business must be able to provide clear evidence that they have not been able to access other grant schemes including;
    1. Local Restrictions Support Grant
    2. Additional Restrictions Grant
    3. Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant
    4. Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund (Small Business Recovery Fund)
    5. Christmas Support Payment
    6. Closed Business Support Payment
    7. Small Business Hardship Grant (Main)
  6. The businesses should be able to demonstrate ongoing business related fixed costs (excluding wage costs) amounting to a minimum of £100.00 per month. 
  7. None commercial costs will not be taken into consideration (eg domestic utility bills and none commercial vehicle costs). 
  8. The business must provide the majority of the applicant's income.
  9. The business must have a business bank account or be able to demonstrate business transactions from a personal bank account
  10. The businesses must have less than 10 employees.
  11. The business must be able to demonstrate that they have seen a significant drop of income due to Coronavirus restriction measures.

What you will get

Businesses who can demonstrate ongoing business-related fixed costs (excluding wage costs) amounting to a minimum of £100.00 per month will receive a grant of £1,000.

Businesses who can demonstrate ongoing business-related fixed costs (excluding wage costs) amounting to a minimum of £200.00 per month will receive a grant of £2,000.

How to apply

Before completing the online application form you will need:

  • A bank statement from February 2020 plus bank statements from December 2020, January 2021 and February 2021
  • A copy of your driving licence or passport
  • A business rates reference number (if applicable)
  • Evidence of ongoing fixed business costs (excluding wages) of over £100 per calendar month

Apply online:

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