Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed): Eligibility
- What you will get
- How to apply
- 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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