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Business Support Grants – Overview

Grant deadlines

Please view the table below for the list of dates that grants will close relating to above schemes. Applications after the following dates will not be considered for:

Name of GrantsGrant relates to:Closing date
Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG)
LRSG (Sector)Businesses forced to close since 23 March 2020 (nightclubs etc)31st March 2021
LRSG (Open) Tier 2 period in October 202031st March 2021
LRSG (Closed Addendum)November 2020 Lockdown period31st March 2021
LRSG (Closed) and LRSG (Open)Period spent in Tiers 3 and 4 in December and early January31st March 2021
LRSG (Closed Addendum) 42-day period beginning 5 January 202131st March 2021
Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment One-off grant supports businesses that have been required to close due to the national lockdown that began on 5 January 202131st March 2021
LRSG (Closed Addendum)44-day period beginning 16th February31st May 2021
Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)
Additional Restrictions Grant – Scheme 1Distributed to eligible businesses which have been severely impacted during periods of national lockdown and local restrictions between 5 November 2020 and 31 March 2021. Only those not eligible for LRSG can apply.31st March 2021
Additional Restrictions Grant – Scheme 2A one-off payment to eligible Redcar and Cleveland businesses that have been significantly impacted during periods of national lockdown and local restrictions between 5 November 2020 and 31 March 2021 but have not previously claimed LRSG Closed or Addition Restrictions Grant Scheme 1.30th April 2021
Business Start-Up Acceleration GrantDesigned to support start-up businesses in any sector, including those which have started very recently to become sustainable and accelerate their growth following the coronavirus pandemic. 31st March 2022
Digital Enhancement GrantThe Digital Enhancement Grant is designed to support sustainable micro, small and medium sized businesses based in Redcar and Cleveland who are seeking to which have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic to enhance their business through investment in digital-focused projects. To find out more, click here.18th November 2021

Business support finder

The Government have created an online tool to help you discover what support you and your business may be able to access during this time.

To access the support finder, please click here

Other Grant Funding

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund are prioritising funding projects and organisations supporting communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The types of projects they will prioritise include:

  • organisations supporting people who are at high risk from COVID-19
  • organisations supporting communities most likely to face increased demand and challenges as a direct result of COVID-19
  • organisations which connect communities and support communities to work together to respond to COVID-19.

You can apply for funding under or over £10,000. 

For more information and to apply, please click here.

Open North Foundation

The Open North Foundation have made a grant available to support North East businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they had a healthy business before COVID-19, that they have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 and that Open North Foundation’s targeted assistance of a cash grant and/or training can assist their recovery.

Grants will range from £1000 – £5000

For more information and to apply, please click here

Government grant funding no longer available

Job Retention Bonus Scheme – POSTPONED
Job Support Scheme (JSS) – POSTPONED
Support for businesses in the cultural sector – CLOSED
Small Business and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants – CLOSED
Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund (LADGF) – CLOSED
Christmas support grant for wet-led pubsCLOSED
Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG) – CLOSED
Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) – CLOSED
Restart Grants – CLOSED
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)CLOSED
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) – CLOSED
Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) – CLOSED
Business Bounce Back Loan (BBLS)CLOSED
Future FundCLOSED
Self-employment Income Support SchemeCLOSED
VAT deferral New Payment Scheme CLOSED
Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant – CLOSED
Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant – CLOSED
Business Start-Up Acceleration Grant – CLOSED

Tees Valley Combined Authority grant funding no longer available

Back to Business Fund: SMES – APPLICATION WINDOW SUSPENDED
Back to Business Fund: Visitor Economy – APPLICATION WINDOW SUSPENDED

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