- Omicron Hospitality Leisure Grant - for eligible businesses that we have already contacted
- Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant - for businesses that aren't eligible for the 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:
Under or exactly £15,000
Over £15,000 and less than £51,000
Exactly or over £51,000
You can request more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.