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Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open): Eligibility


  1. Overview
  2. Eligibility
  3. What you will get
  4. How to apply
  5. Other businesses that may be able to apply


To be eligible for this grant, your business must fit into the following criteria:

  • Hospitality, hotel, bed & breakfast and leisure businesses, occupying commercial premises included in the ratings list (business rates) in South Tyneside only.
  • Bed and breakfast / guest house businesses paying Council Tax.
  • Takeaway-only businesses and homes of multiple occupation are not eligible.
  • Businesses must have been established before the introduction of Local Covid Alert Level 'High' (LCAL 2) restrictions on 18 September 2020.
  • Businesses established after the introduction of LCAL 2 restrictions will not be eligible to receive grant funding.
  • The scheme is open to sole traders, limited companies and limited liability partnerships.
  • The business must be able to demonstrate ongoing fixed commercial property-related costs.
  • Businesses in shared premises will only be eligible if they can demonstrate sole occupancy of part of the premises through a tenancy agreement.  The business will need to show it can be clearly classed as a separate property should the Valuation Office Agency perform an assessment.
  • The business must have a business bank account.
  • Businesses that were in administration, are insolvent on or before 18 September 2020, or where a striking-off notice has been made, are not eligible for funding under this scheme.



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