Coronavirus: Grants for businesses

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

The Government have announced a new one-off grant of up to £6,000 per premises to support eligible businesses within the hospitality and leisure sectors, in recognition of the potential trading challenges brought about by the Omicron variant.

Businesses that are eligible for this grant are listed below.


  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Boarding houses
  • Campsites
  • Canal boats or other vessels
  • Caravan parks
  • Caravan sites and pitches
  • Catered holiday homes
  • Chalet parks
  • Coaching inns
  • Cottages or bungalows
  • Country house hotels
  • Guest houses
  • Holiday apartments
  • Holiday homes
  • Hostels
  • Hotels
  • Lodges


  • Cafés
  • Food courts
  • Public houses/pub restaurants
  • Restaurants
  • Roadside restaurants
  • Wine bars


  • Arenas
  • Amusement arcades
  • Amusement parks
  • Cadet huts, etc.
  • Casinos and gambling clubs
  • Cinemas
  • Clubs and institutions
  • Concert halls
  • Events venues
  • Indoor riding centres
  • Museums and art galleries
  • Night clubs and discotheques
  • Soft play centres or areas
  • Stately homes and historic houses
  • Theatres
  • Theme parks
  • Tourist attractions
  • Village halls and scout huts
  • Wedding venues
  • Zoos and safari parks

The amount businesses will receive is dependent on rateable value, changes to the ratings list after 30 December 2021 will not count towards the grant eligibility:

  • Rateable Value of £15,000 or under = £2,667
  • Rateable Value of between £15,001 and £50,999 = £4,000
  • Rateable Value of over £51,000 = £6,000

Businesses in the above sectors who are not registered with Business Rates, can email to express their interest for the discretionary grant funding.

Apply for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

The scheme will close for applications on Friday 28 February 2022 with all payments being made by Thursday 31 March 2022.

Any questions should be emailed to

For the latest news and announcements on support for business please visit the government's Covid-19 business support website.


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