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Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

Applications for this scheme will close on 28 February 2022.

Eligibility

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

Please note: Unlike the Restart Grant, Personal Care businesses are not eligible for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHL) mandatory scheme. 

Personal Care businesses may include Hairdressers, Barbers, Beauty Salons, Nail Salons, Tanning Salons and Tattoo Artists (this list it not exhaustive). 

If your business does not meet the above eligibility criteria, please read the information on this page regarding the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) discretionary scheme as you may be eligible for this grant. Please note that the ARG scheme closes on 24 January 2022

Updated guidance from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 12 January 2022

For these purposes, the definition of a leisure business should exclude:…gyms and sports businesses where physical exercise or training is conducted on an individual basis or group basis.

If your business is a gym or sports business as detailed above, please check to see if you may be eligible for the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) discretionary scheme.

Full Government guidance can be viewed on Gov.UK.

Businesses excluded from the fund

You cannot get funding if:

  • your business is in administration, insolvent or has been struck off the Companies House register
  • you will exceed the permitted subsidy allowance
  • your business is not on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) ratings list

You must notify your local council if your situation changes and you no longer meet the eligibility criteria, for example, if you become insolvent.

Grant awards

The table below stipulates the payment award amounts.

Rateable Value Payment Award
Under £15,000 £2,667
Between £15,000 and £50,999 £4,000
£51,000 or over £6,000

Applications

Applications for this scheme will close on 28 February 2022.

Subsidy allowance

Please see the Government website regarding subsidy allowance

Payments 

As with other COVID-19 business grants, local grants to businesses will be treated as taxable income.

Last updated 17 January 2022