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Coronavirus: Information for Businesses

This page was last updated on 20 January 2022

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For information about operating your business safely during coronavirus, please see Gov.UK


Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grants

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grants

Please make sure you submit your application for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant by 14 Feb 2022

This will ensure we have enough time to process the grants in time for the Government set deadline.

The Government has now released guidance for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant, to support businesses affected by the COVID-19 Omicron variant.

Please see below for some details on eligibility and how much your business can expect to receive if your application is successful.

Eligible businesses must appear on the business rates ratings list on 30 December 2021 in order to qualify.

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

  • Hospitality
    • Including (but not limited to) pubs, restaurants (excluding takeaways), cafés, etc.
  • Leisure
    • Including (but not limited to) tourist attractions, event venues, museums, galleries, theatres, etc. Gyms, personal care and retail businesses are not included.
  • Accommodation
    • Including (but not limited to) holiday parks, hotels, campsites, etc.

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

Rateable Value on 30 Dec 2021Grant Award
Exactly £15k or below£2,667
Over £15k and less than £51k£4,000
Exactly £51k or over£6,000

When can I apply and how do I apply?

All eligible businesses were contacted directly by email on Thursday, 6 January 2022 with instructions and links to apply for this grant.

The email will list everything you will need to tell us for your application. Please read it carefully and in full before completing your application. Giving us correct information allows us to process and pay applications much faster.

If you have received an invitation to apply for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grans, please make sure you apply by 14 February 2022 to guarantee your application is fully processed.

Government have now informed local authorities that all claims must be processed and decided by 28 February 2022, including all document and fraud checks. This means any applications received after 14 February may not be fully processed in time to meet the deadline and risk missing out on payments.

 


I have not been contacted about the grant

Please use the button below to contact us if you think your business is eligible but:

  • You have not previously applied for any COVID-19 business support grants from us
  • You think we may have the wrong contact details for your business (based on previous grant applications)

Please note that Grant enquiries or applications received via other channels such as @swdevon.gov.uk email inboxes, may not be addressed and your business risks missing out on payments.

Contact the Grants Team


My Business is not in the Hospitality or Leisure Sector; am I entitled to any grants?

We are currently finalising the details of the discretionary grant scheme, known as the Additional Restrictions Grant (Omicron). 

This scheme should be open for applications in the week beginning 24 January 2022. Please check back regularly if you would like to apply.

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