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Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Support Grants

Recognising that the rise of the Omicron variant means some businesses are likely to struggle over the coming weeks, the government announced on 21 December 2021 that they will be providing one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premises for businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England.

Who is eligible?

Eligible businesses must appear on the business rates ratings list on 30 December 2021 in order to qualify. Local Authorities are not required to adjust, pay or recover grants where the rating list is subsequently amended retrospectively to 30 December 2021.

The Grant is a one-off payment to business rated businesses that fall into the following sectors:


Including (but not limited to) pubs, restaurants (excluding takeaways), cafés, etc.


Including (but not limited to) tourist attractions, event venues, museums, galleries, theatres, etc. Gyms, personal care, and retail businesses are not included.


Including (but not limited to) holiday parks, hotels, campsites, etc.

How much is the grant award?

Payment is based on the rateable value (RV) for each eligible business premises as follows:

Grant Award

Rateable Value on 30 December 2021

Exactly £15k or below


Over £15k and less than £51k


Exactly £51K or over


How do you apply ?

We are working to put in place an application process that meets all of the government guidance requirements, as soon as possible.

Please avoid contacting us in the meantime, we will publish updates with more detail here as soon as we have it.





When this content has been updated

Last updated 11 January 2022