Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grants

This page was updated on 10 January 2022.

The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme is intended to support businesses that offer in-person services, where the main service and activity takes place in a fixed rate-paying premises, in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors.

Eligibility

To qualify all of the following 3 criteria need to apply.

Liable for business rates on 30 December 2021

If your business is not liable for business rates, but the criteria below apply then you may be eligible for an Additional Restrictions Grant. Please see the Bury Means Business website for further information. 

Fall within the hospitality, leisure or accommodation sectors

Further information about what types of businesses are considered to be part of these sectors can be found at Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grants eligible business sectors. 

If your business is not within one of these sectors but you supply businesses which are, then you be eligible for help with an Additional Restrictions Grant. Please see the Bury Means Business website for further information. 

Business was trading on 30 December 2021

For the purposes of the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme, a business is considered to be trading if it is engaged in business activity. This can be interpreted as carrying on a trade or profession, or buying and selling goods or services in order to generate turnover.

A business can be considered to be trading if it:

  • continues to trade online, via delivery services.
  • is not in liquidation, dissolved, struck off or subject to a striking of notice or under notice
  • is engaged in business activity; managing accounts, preparing for reopening, planning and implementing COVID-safe measures.

Grant payments

Business grant amounts
Rateable value of business premisesGrant amount
£15,000 or less£2667
Between £15,001 to £50,999£4000
£51,000 or greater£6000

How to apply

If you have more than one business premises you will need to make a separate application for each property.

You will need to provide:

  • your business rates account number (this can be found on your most recent business rates bill)
  • a copy of the latest statement for your bank account showing the name of your business or the business rates payer

The closing date for applications is 11 February 2022.

Apply for an Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

Subsidy allowance

Subsidy allowances restrict the amount of state funding a business can receive. Business grants are covered by 3 subsidy allowances:

  • Small Amounts of Financial Assistance Allowance - you're allowed up to £335,000 (subject to exchange rates) over any period of 3 years
  • COVID-19 Business Grant Allowance - you're allowed up to £1,900,000
  • COVID-19 Business Grant Special Allowance - if you have reached your limits under the Small Amounts of Financial Assistance Allowance and COVID-19 Business Grant Allowance, you may be able to access a further allowance of funding under these scheme rules of up to £10,000,000, provided certain conditions are met

Grants under these 3 allowances can be combined for a potential total allowance of up to £12,235,000 (subject to exchange rates).