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Covid-19 support grants still available

With £850m Covid-19 support grants still available, businesses can still apply for grant funding from local authorities.

Hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses can still apply for one-off cash grants of up to £6,000 through the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme.

The funding is made up of £556m available through the £635m Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG) scheme, which launched in January 2022, and a further £294m through the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) scheme which has been paying out funding since November 2020.

The Omicron scheme provides businesses in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors with one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premise.

Covid-19 Support grants eligibility

The one-off grants of up to £6,000 for eligible businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors, depend on rateable value: 

  • businesses with a rateable value of £51,000 or above: £6,000 
  • businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000: £4,000 
  • businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or below: £2,667   

To provide further support to other businesses, the ARG scheme provides councils with funding they can allocate at their discretion to businesses most in need, such as personal care businesses and supply firms.

Businesses excluded from the fund

You will not be entitled to the remaining Covid-19 support grants 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

How to apply for Support grants

The grants are claimed online from the local council.

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