FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES

Financial support for businesses: Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant.

Recognising that the rise of the Omicron variant means some businesses are likely to struggle over the coming weeks, the Government has announced further support for businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors by providing one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premises for businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England.

Details of the announcement made by the Chancellor on 21 December 2021 is available here

The scheme provides support to hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses, in recognition that the rise of the Omicron variant means that some businesses are likely to struggle over the coming weeks.

The Council will administer the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme in accordance with the Government guidance that has been issued to all Local Authorities.

A copy of the Government guidance is available on our Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant application form.

To complete Councils application form for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant, please click here

Please note: The closing date for applications is 5:00pm Friday 18 March 2022.

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Financial support for other businesses: Additional Restriction Grant

The Additional Restriction Grant (ARG) scheme is designed to provide help to a wide range of other businesses impacted by Omicron – such as those who supply the hospitality and leisure sectors.

The ARG Scheme is a cash limited grant scheme and the Council will therefore prioritise applications to ensure the grants are directed to those areas most in accord with the Department of Business Energy & Industrial Strategy’s directions around the principles and purposes of the grant.

The Council will determine its administration processes for these schemes once detailed guidance has been issued by Government to Local Authorities, which may include businesses having to complete an on-line application form and submit relevant supporting evidence.

To complete Councils application form for the Additional Restriction Grant, please click here

Please note: The closing date for applications is 5:00pm Monday 14 February 2022

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