Financial support for businesses impacted by COVID

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  1. Omicron Hospitality Leisure Grant - for eligible businesses that we have already contacted
  2. Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant - for businesses that aren't eligible for the Omicron Hospitality Leisure Grant

Omicron Hospitality Leisure Grant 

We are processing applications for this grant as quickly as we can, however we are experiencing delays in getting the results back from third-party checks

On 21 December 2021, Government announced the introduction of grant support for hospitality and leisure businesses in England.  

The scheme provides support to hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses, in recognition of the Omicron variant.

The amounts payable:

Rateable Value


Under or exactly £15,000


Over £15,000 and less than £51,000


Exactly or over £51,000



You can request more information at

If you have received an email from us, then we have identified your business as eligible to apply for a grant.

You will need to have:

  • your business rates number (from your rates bill)
  • a recent bank statement to upload (showing your business name and address, sort code, account number and a transaction on or after 30 December 2021)
  • decided which category of State Subsidy you are claiming the grant under (see the 'view details regarding the subsidy allowance')
  • the unique reference code that was on the email sent to you

The closing date for applications is 18 March 2022.

View details regarding the subsidy allowance

Apply online

View the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant guidance on

Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant

We received 74 applications, and were keen to support to support all businesses who declared their business has suffered and hadn't received the main Omicron grant with the £90k we had available.

We banded all applications according to the amount of business rates, as follows:

  • no rates, but had other costs
  • less than £15k
  • £16k to £51k
  • more than £51k

We used business rates as the starting point for grant determination as rates are a proxy for the size of the business, and therefore the cost base.

We then used the self-assessment Omicron impact rating submitted by the business (subject to a reasonableness test) to determine three levels of payment for the bands listed above.

The final awards ranged from £500 to £2,100 - the average payment was £1,248.

We have now used our full allocation.

Read our Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant policy

Find out more about the Additional Restrictions Grant

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