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Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed): 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 funding businesses must fit into the following criteria:

  • Businesses required to close by Government including; non-essential retail, hospitality venues, accommodation, leisure and sport facilities, entertainment venues, personal care facilities and community centres and halls in South Tyneside only.
  • Businesses must occupy commercial premises included in the ratings list (business rates) in South Tyneside only.
  • Businesses must have been established before 5 November 2020.
  • 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 established after 5 November 2020 restrictions will not be eligible to receive grant funding.

Businesses that are not eligible

Businesses that are not eligible for this grant funding include:

  • Businesses working from home.
  • Businesses that can continue to trade because they do not depend on providing direct in-person services from premises and can operate their services effectively remotely.
  • Businesses that are not required to close but have chosen to close will not be eligible for this grant.
  • Businesses that were in administration, are insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made before 5 November 2020 will not be eligible.
  • Essential retail such as food shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, garden centres, hardware stores, building merchants, off-licences and takeaways.
  • Petrol stations, car repair and MOT services, bicycle shops, and taxi and vehicle hire businesses.
  • Banks, building societies, post offices, short-term loan providers and money transfer businesses.
  • Funeral directors.
  • Laundrettes and dry cleaners.
  • Medical and dental services.
  • Vets and pet shops.
  • Agricultural supplies shops.
  • Storage and distribution facilities.
  • Car parks, public toilets and motorway service areas.
  • Outdoor playgrounds.


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