Business Grants Update - 4 Jan 2022

4 Jan 2022

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant Update 

The Council have now received the detailed guidance from central Government on the payment of the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme. Businesses will be eligible for this support from 30 December 2021 and Local Authorities are not allowed to make payments to businesses before this date.

Businesses must have been trading on 30 December 2021 to be eligible to receive funding under this scheme. The eligibility criteria for the payment of the grants are determined by central government. Businesses will only be eligible where their main service falls within hospitality, leisure, or accommodation sectors.

Local Authorities must run an application process for all applicants for the payment of the new grant

The amounts payable for the grant’s payable are based on the Rateable value of the Business as follows: -

Rateable Value




Value of Grant




The council is currently developing the application process and will update the COVID business support pages on its website once further information becomes available.

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

A further round of Additional Restrictions Grants will now also be available for business.

The criterial for the eligibility of this grant is currently being developed.  Again, a further applications process will be required to administer this grant

The Councils COVID Business support pages will be updated once this eligibility criteria and application has been developed.