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The latest information on support available to your business
Page updated 7 March 2022
Business grants and Omicron
On 21 December, in response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, the Chancellor announced grants of up to £6,000 to be available to hospitality and leisure businesses. Central government has now provided guidance on what business will be eligible and how much funding each business will receive based on the rateable value of the property occupied.
The closing date for applications was midnight on 18 March 2022. Any applications received after this date will not be accepted.
Before you apply
Before you start your application, please ensure you have the following information:
- business rate account number
If a limited company, registered charity or registered partnership
- VAT reference (If applicable)
- company, charity or registered partnership number
If a sole trader or non-registered partnership
- National Insurance number
- Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR)
You will be required to upload a copy of your most recent bank statement showing the following:
- account number
- sort code
- account name
If a sole trader or non-registered partnership you will also need to upload documentation confirming either your:
- National Insurance number (NINO)
- Unique Tax Reference number (UTR)
Please have these to hand before starting your application.
All eligible businesses have been contacted and invited to claim. However, if you have not been contacted and believe you may be eligible, please complete our online application form.
Unfortunately applications to this scheme are now closed
Deadline for applications
The scheme will close, to applications on Friday 18 March 2022 at midnight. Any applications received after this date will not be accepted.
Categories for eligible businesses
A business whose main function is to provide a venue for the onsite sale and consumption of food and drink.
A business that provides opportunities, experiences and facilities for:
- celebratory events
- days and nights out
- betting and gaming
A business whose main lodging is used for holiday, travel and other purposes.
Grant thresholds and amounts
|Rateable value||Grant amount|
|£0 to £15,000||£2,667|
|£15,001 to £50,999||£4,000|
To be eligible for a grant, you must have been the rate payer of eligible occupied property in the non-domestic rating List on 30 December 2021.
Any property that was not within the rating system on 30 December 2021 will not be eligible to receive funding under this scheme. This includes changes made to the rating list (rateable value or hereditament) after 30 December 2021, even if the changes are backdated to before this date.
Also, you will not be eligible for funding under this scheme if your businesses:
- has already received grant payments that equal the maximum permitted subsidy allowances.
- is in administration, insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made
For a comprehensive list of eligible business please read the full guidance at COVID-19 business grant funding schemes: guidance for local authorities - GOV.UK
Closing dates for all earlier COVID-19 grants
|Grant||Period||Closing date||Final payment date|
|LRSG Grant closed addendum – National Lockdown||5 Nov 2020 to 1 Dec 2020||31 Mar 2021||14 May 2021|
|LRSG Closed and Open – Tier 2||2 Dec 2020 to 25 Dec 2020||31 Mar 2021||14 May 2021|
|LRSG Closed addendum -Tier 4||26 Dec 2020 to 4 Jan 2021||31 Mar 2021||14 May 2021|
|Christmas Support payment (Wet led Pubs)||One off payment for Dec 2020||28 Feb 2021||31 Mar 2021|
|LRSG Grant closed addendum – National Lockdown (42 Days)||5 Jan 2021 to 14 Feb 2021||31 Mar 2021||14 May 2021|
|Closed Business Lockdown Payment||On off top up grant for spring 2021||31 Mar 2021||14 May 2021|
|LRSG Grant closed addendum – National Lockdown (44 Days)||15 Feb 2021 to 31 Mar 2021||31 May 2021||30 Jun 2021|
|Restart Grant||One off payment for 31 Mar 2021 onwards||30 June 2021||31 July 2021|