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Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

About this grant application form


This form is provided to capture the information required by the Council to verify and make the payment of these grants.

On 21 December 2021 the Government announced a further grant for hospitality and leisure businesses in England due to the impact caused by the Omicron variant. This support will take the form of a one-off grant funding scheme. The scheme is called the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant.

Under the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme, Local Authorities will receive funding to be allocated in one-off grants to businesses Grants of up to £6,000 and these grants will be paid to hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses in England.

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.

Where the Council has reason to believe that the information that we hold about the ratepayer is inaccurate we may withhold or recover the grant.

You will need to have your business rate account reference and the exact name of the business as it appears on a recent bill will need to be entered when making an application. We will ask for some summary business information and we will need a copy of your December 2021 business bank account statement.

Payments will be made by BACS to your business account. All businesses must have been trading on the 30 December 2021 and the form will require each business to self-certify that they meet all eligibility criteria.

Pre-payment checks

PLEASE NOTE: we are required to undertake robust pre-payment verification checks for this grant, and are unable to make any payments until they are complete. Please allow 14 days after submitting your application and all of the supporting evidence, for a payment to be processed. Please do not contact us during this time. You will be notified once we are able to make a payment.


The Government will not accept deliberate manipulation and fraud. Any business caught falsifying their records to gain additional grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be recovered, as may any grants paid in error.

The application closure date for this scheme is Friday 25 February 2022 at midday. All grant awards must be made by 31 March 2022.

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