Grant support for businesses impacted by Covid 19 restrictions


Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

The Additional Restrictions Grant allows the Local Authority to have a discretionary local scheme. the Authority has discretion on over how to distribute these funds. With the funds made available to us, the Council has taken the decision to apply the ARG to businesses that do not qualify for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure grant.

For information about the application process and which businesses have been excluded from the fund – read the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Policy

Click here to apply for the ARG grant

The application process will close on Friday 18 March 2022.


Omicron Grant for Hospitality and Leisure sectors

There is a new grant scheme to support businesses that are experiencing difficulties because of the Omicron variant.

Businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England will be eligible for one-off grants up to £6K.

Hospitality (defined as accommodation, food and beverage services) and leisure premises will benefit from targeted grant support. For example, a pub; hotel; restaurant; bar; cinema; or amusement park.

Support Type Type of Business
Hospitality Food courts
Public houses/pub restaurants
Roadside restaurants
Wine bars
Leisure Casinos and gambling clubs
Cinemas Museums and art galleries
Stately homes & historic houses
Theatres Zoos & safari parks
Amusement parks
Wedding venues
Events venues
Night clubs & discotheques
Concert halls
Tourist attractions
Theme parks
Amusement arcades
Soft play centres or areas
Clubs & institutions
Village halls & scout huts, cadet huts, etc
Accomodation Caravan parks
Caravan sites and pitches
Chalet parks
Coaching inns
Country house hotels
Guest houses
Hostels Hotels
Holiday apartments, Cottages or bungalows
Boarding houses
Canal boats or other vessels
Catered holiday homes
Holiday home

Recipients must be solvent businesses, and ratepayers in the hospitality and leisure sector.

Grants are per premises and the amount paid is varied by rateable value (RV) of each eligible premises.

Rateable Value £0-15k £15k – £51k Over £51k
Value of the Grant Available £2.7k £4k £6k

The Council are writing to businesses directly and we’re inviting them to complete a short application form.

For business that are not contacted by email and they think they qualify for the Omicron Grant, please read the guidance to check if they’re eligible for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant.

If the business meets the requirement as stipulated in the guidance document, then they will need to complete the online application below.

Click here to apply for the Omicron hospitality & leisure grant

The application process will close on Friday 18 March 2022.