Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant and Additional Restrictions Grant top-up payment

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG)

Rate paying businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England could be eligible for one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premises. The OHLG scheme is only for hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) ratings list who have been severely impacted by the Omicron variant. Businesses must have been trading on 30 December 2021 to be eligible.

Grant values

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Business rateable value

One-off grant amount

Up to £15,000

£2,667

Over £15,000 and less than £51,000

£4,000

Over £51,000

£6,000

Who can apply

This table sets out types of businesses that are eligible under the sector thresholds for this scheme. This list is not exhaustive, but indicative of the types of businesses that can be supported under this scheme.

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Sector

Types of businesses

Hospitality

Food courts

Public houses/pub restaurants

Restaurants

Roadside restaurants

Wine bars

Cafés

Leisure

Casinos and gambling clubs

Cinemas

Museums and art galleries

Stately homes & historic houses

Theatres

Zoos & safari parks

Amusement parks

Wedding venues

Events venues

Night clubs & discotheques Arenas

Concert halls

Tourist attractions

Theme parks

Amusement arcades

Soft play centres or areas

Clubs & institutions

Village halls & scout huts, cadet huts, etc.

Accommodation

Caravan parks

Caravan sites and pitches

Chalet parks

Coaching inns

Country house hotels

Guest houses

Hostels

Hotels

Lodges

Holiday apartments, cottages or bungalows

Campsites

Boarding houses

Canal boats or other vessels

B&Bs

Catered holiday homes

Holiday homes

How to apply

Please see the policy document [PDF, 0.2MB] for eligibility criteria and exclusions.

You will need to provide your last month's full bank statement for the business account you want payment to be made to. You also need to ensure you have your Business Rates account reference number - this is a 10 digit number beginning with 303.

Applications should be made by 18 February. South Cambridgeshire District Council reserves the right to withdraw this scheme once the funds allocated for this scheme have been distributed.

Apply for the OHLG

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Top-up payment

This is a limited, one-off fund and it is the Council’s intention to make use of this by providing support to eligible businesses that do not have a rateable value and/or are ineligible to receive the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure grant but nonetheless operate in the supply chain to OHLG businesses.

Grant values

A one-off payment of up to £10,000 may be awarded to eligible businesses based on turnover, fixed costs, number of employees, and the consequent scale of losses due to the rise of the Omicron variant.

The table below offers a guide to possible grant amounts businesses may receive.

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Turnover

Possible grant amount

< £50,000

£1,000

£51,000 - £100,000

£2,000

£101,000 - £200,000

£3,000

£201,000 - £300,000

£4,000

£301,000 - £400,000

£5,000

£401,000 - £500,000

£6,000

£501,000 - £700,000

£7,000

£701,000 - £800,000

£8,000

£801,000 - £900,000

£9,000

£901,000 +

£10,000

Who can apply

Non-rate paying businesses in the following sectors are invited to apply.

  • Hospitality
  • Leisure
  • Accommodation
  • Personal care
  • Travel and tourism, including group travel, travel agents and tour operators
  • Coach operators
  • Wedding industries
  • Nightclubs
  • Theatres
  • Events industries
  • Wholesale and supply chain
  • English language schools
  • Breweries
  • Freelance and mobile businesses (including caterers, events, hair, beauty and wedding related)
  • Gyms
  • Other businesses that may not have received other grant funding

How to apply

Applicants will be asked to provide the following:

  • Established businesses must submit their last 3 month of banks statements and may be asked for further supporting evidence such as accounts, receipts and Profit and Loss reports
  • All applicants must include a supporting statement of up to a maximum of 1,000 words explaining how their business has been severely affected by the rise in the Omicron variant resulting in a reduction of turnover of 30% or more
  • All businesses will be required to self-certify that they meet the eligibility criteria
  • If you have a Business Rates account, you also need to ensure you have your account reference number - this is a 10 digit number beginning with 303.

Please see the policy document [DOCX, 0.7MB] for eligibility criteria and exclusions.

Applications should be made by 18 February. South Cambridgeshire District Council reserves the right to withdraw this scheme once the funds allocated for this scheme have been distributed.

Apply now for the Additional Restriction Grant

Privacy notice

We are required by law to protect the public funds we administer, and both South Cambridgeshire District Council and the Government will review the grants claimed, and data will be shared with Central Government regarding recipients of grant schemes. We may share information provided to us with other bodies responsible for auditing, administering public funds, or where undertaking a public function, in order to prevent and detect fraud. Further information is available on our website.

We are required to share information on all Covid-19 grants awarded since April 2020 with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. More information on what data they collect and how this is used can be found on the government's website, BEIS COVID-19 business support grant schemes: privacy notice.

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