Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

Shortly before Christmas the Government announced additional support for businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors that were being impacted by the rapid spread of the Omicron strain of Coronavirus. Local Authorities are asked to distribute this grant on behalf of Government.

The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant is a one off payment for businesses occupying a rateable property and eligible businesses will receive grants as follows:

The Government, through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), have set out the types of businesses that are eligible to apply for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant.

Importantly, BEIS require Local Authorities to conduct an application process for
this grant and the Council is not therefore able to make proactive awards based on
previous applications. The application form is available to complete at The Council are also
required to make pre-payment checks on all successful applicants – the speed of
these checks are outside of the Council’s control and this can delay the issue of

For full details including the list of eligible businesses click here.