Restart grants

In the March Budget, Government announced the introduction of a Business Restart Grant to support non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses in England. 

We have contacted all of businesses which have identified as likely to qualify for a grant to explain the process for claiming.

If you have not received communication from us and understand the business is eligible, please read the below and contact us at business@northtyneside.gov.uk

Your business may be eligible if it is:

  • rate-paying (inc. businesses with a nil-rates bill)
  • in the non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care or gym sectors
  • trading on 1 April 2021

The scheme is available to businesses within the North Tyneside Council business rating system and are in the eligible sectors below. Businesses not within the rating system or in the eligible sectors, are not eligible for a grant.

The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses that are predominantly reliant on delivering in-person services for the general-public at those business premises.

There are two elements to this grant scheme:

Strand 1 (non-essential retail) One-off grants of up to £6,000 will be paid to non-essential retail business premises, to help them reopen safely.

Strand 2 (other sectors) One-off grants of up to £18,000 will be paid to hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises, which may open later under plans set out in the Government's roadmap and will be more impacted by restrictions when they do reopen.

Our systems are designed to calculate the grants that each business is entitled to for the above periods, based on the information provided to us.

Further information can be found in the Local Authority Guidance on the Government website.

Businesses that are in administration, insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made, are also not eligible for funding under this scheme.