South Tyneside Council has appointed a new manager to oversee the Frederick Street Business Security Fund.
Larry Goldinger, South Tyneside College's Retail Business Advisor will, oversee the Fund which currently offers 75% grants (up to £1,000) for alarm systems, roller shutters and security doors.
Businesses in Frederick Street, New Green Street, the stretch of Laygate between Western Approach and Brunswick Street and numbers 200 - 210 Western Approach may be eligible for funding and are invited to call Larry for further advice on: 07960 459 384.
The funding comes partly from Round 5 of the Government's Single Regeneration Budget and partly from the Northumbria Police Authority's grant pool.
For the past 15 months, Larry has been assigned to The Business Centre at South Tyneside College offering business and training advice to over 70 retail businesses in the SRB 5 area.