Omicron grants open for applications6 January 2022
A number of local councils have started taking applications for the new Covid grants announced by the Chancellor in December.
Harborough District Council (updated 18 Jan)
This grant scheme is only available to businesses who pay business rates (or receive business rate relief) and will be a one-off grant of up to £6,000 based upon the rateable value of the premises.
- Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on 30 December 2021 will receive a payment of £2,667.
- Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on 30 December 2021 will receive a payment of £4,000.
- Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over on 30 December 2021 will receive a payment of £6,000.
Melton Borough Council (updated 7 Jan)
Two grants are now live for Melton based businesses – the Mandatory Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant and the Omicron Discretionary Business Grant.
Both schemes look to support businesses most impacted by the new guidance announced on the 8th December 2021, in response to the rise of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
The mandatory Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant is for businesses in certain sectors who are the liable party for business rates. The level of grant received will be determined by the rateable value of their property.
The Omicron Discretionary Business Grant is for those businesses that are not eligible for the mandatory grant announced by the government but who are still affected by the new restrictions. Details.
For businesses in Charnwood, the new Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant will support hospitality, leisure, and accommodation businesses in the borough which have been impacted by the Omicron variant. The scheme will provide eligible businesses with a one-off grant of up to £6,000. Grants are available to businesses that have a business rates account as of Thursday December 30, 2021. Details
Hinckley and Bosworth
Hospitality, tourism, events and recreational (including creative) businesses across Hinckley and Bosworth that have seen their trade hit by coronavirus may be eligible to apply for a new Extra Support Grant of up to £10,000 which has just been launched by the Borough Council.
The Extra Support Grant aims to provide financial support for businesses to help them meet their ongoing fixed business costs whilst trade is severely impacted by customer cancellations and low customer demand as a direct result of COVID concerns.
Grant amounts are expected to be between £1,000 and £10,000, depending on business costs and the impact on the business. Funding is limited, so grants will be paid on a first come first served basis, as long as all necessary information is supplied. Details