North Tyneside Council has rolled out almost £14m of funding provided by the government to support businesses.

The application process was launched on 27 March 2020 and to date almost 1,200 applications have already been processed.

Businesses that are eligible for Small Business Rate Relief can now access a grant of £10,000.

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors can access support through the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.

Mayor of North Tyneside Norma Redfearn said: “It is wonderful to hear that some of our local businesses have already benefitted from this funding which will prove a lifeline to them and their families.

“I am so proud of our hard-working teams for turning around these payments so quickly as I know how important this is to those who are applying.

“There are up to 3,000 businesses in the borough who are eligible for these grants and I would urge every one to make sure they apply as we need our fantastic traders to not only survive these challenging times but to thrive again once we get back to normality.”

Originally published in BusinessLive