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The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme is for businesses on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) ratings list only.

The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant is a one-off grant of up to £6,000 and will support hospitality, leisure and accommodation business premises.

The following thresholds apply for these businesses:

  • Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on 30 December 2021 will receive a payment of £2,667.
  • Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on 30 December 2021 will receive a payment of £4,000.
  • Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over on 30 December 2021 will receive a payment of £6,000.

The primary principle of the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme is to support businesses that offer in-person services, where the main service and activity takes place in a fixed rate-paying premises, in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors.

Eligibility Criteria

Business must be;

  • Rated for Business Rates and registered as the occupier of the property on 30 December 2021
  • Within the Hospitality and Leisure sectors as per Government guidance
  • Actively trading as of the 30 December 2021

Exclusions

The following exclusions are:

  • Businesses that are not within the ratings system will not be eligible to receive funding under this scheme.
  • Businesses that have already received grant payments that equal the maximum permitted subsidy allowances will not be eligible to receive funding.
  • Businesses that are in administration, insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made, are not eligible for funding under this scheme.

Apply

 In line with Government guidance, pre-payment checks must be made prior to all grant payments. Please allow up to 14 days for your application to be processed.

To apply for this grant scheme please complete the application form.

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant Application Form

Grant application closing date for this scheme is 28 February 2022

pdf Full guidance on this scheme. (553 KB)

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