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NE1 – Outdoor Hospitality Grants Round 4



Newcastle NE1 recognises the challenges faced by the hospitality industry brought about by Covid-19. As part of our support of this sector we would like to help businesses by offering small grants to help with utilisation of outdoor spaces, particularly to increase available capacity and provide space to comply with any potential restrictions including social distancing guidelines.

Working with Newcastle City Council we will be awarding further grants of between £500 and £2,000 for businesses to purchase outdoor equipment that will benefit the operation in outdoor service spaces, with particular focus on increasing capacity.

There is a limited amount of money available for these grants and money will be awarded to the applications best meeting the criteria outlined in the details below; please therefore ensure you provide as much detail as possible in your application, particularly around what exactly the money will be spent on and how this will benefit your business.

We welcome the submission of before and after images.


Applications must be received by Friday 13th May 2022; after which all applications will be reviewed and awards made.

Please read the FAQs thoroughly to ensure your application meets all the required criteria and is completed correctly.


Can I apply?

• Grants are available to businesses for the improvement of existing outdoor areas, within the footprint of the premises (private land which is not covered by a pavement café licence)

• Businesses must be based within Newcastle City Council boundaries.

• Business premises that have received an Outdoor Hospitality Grant for their pavement café area in a previous round of funding will not be eligible for grants during Round 4

• Grants are only available for the net (exc. VAT) cost of equipment that is purchased after 1st June 2021

Equipment purchased before the award of any grant money will be at the business' own risk.

We have collated a comprehensive set of FAQs which we advise reading before completing your application. These FAQs can be found here.