Covid Update – Support Grant

Businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England that have been impacted by Omicron are now able to access grants of up to £6,000 as a one-off support payment from their Local Authority. Grants will be awarded per premises depending on rateable value.

In addition, other businesses that have been affected, such as those that supply the hospitality and leisure sectors as well as personal care services, are also able to apply for grants from their local council. More than £100m is being made available to the Additional Restrictions Grant fund, which councils can give out at their discretion to businesses in need.

Businesses are encouraged to apply to their council for grant funding which will be administered over the coming weeks. Find your local authority on GOV.UK

The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant provides local councils with one-off grant funding to support to hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses, in recognition that the rise of the Omicron variant means that some businesses are likely to struggle.

The aim 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