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Local Restrictions Support Grants

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Pre-payment checks

Payments of grants are subject to pre-payment checks as prescribed by the government and will be made as soon as possible.

Specifically for these grants, the government have asked that local authorities provide additional details when making payments.

We are currently working with our banking provider on these new changes and payments will be made as soon as possible.

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

Running from the 30 December 2021 – 28 February 2022

These grants have been made available by the Government to support businesses in the hospitality, leisure & accommodation sectors who have been impacted by the Covid-19 Omicron variant.

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

Additional Restrictions Grant - Omicron Support Grant

These grants have been made available by the Council’s discretionary funding to support businesses in the hospitality, leisure & accommodation sectors who have been impacted by the Covid-19 Omicron variant and are outside of the business rates system.

Additional Restrictions Grant - Omicron Support Grant

Subsidy allowance formerly State Aid

All grant schemes 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 £1,600,000.

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 £9,000,000, provided certain conditions are met.

Grants under these 3 allowances can be combined for a potential total allowance of up to £10,935,000 (subject to exchange rates).

For further information, please see COVID-19 Subsidy Allowance [pdf document].

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