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Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

Running from the 30 December 2021 – 14 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.

The grant will support hospitality, leisure & accommodation premises with one-off grants of up to £6,000.

The following thresholds apply for these businesses:

  • Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on council records and 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 council records and 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 council records and 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.

The Government have provided Council’s with a list of the types of businesses that are eligible under the sector thresholds for this scheme.

The list is not exhaustive but will be indicative of the types of businesses that can be supported under this scheme

Hospitality businesses

For the purposes of the scheme, hospitality businesses are defined as those that provide a venue for the consumption and sale of food and/or drink.

Businesses whose main income (>50%) is from takeaway food or drink are ineligible.

Hospitality businesses include:

  • Food courts
  • Public houses/pub restaurants
  • Restaurants
  • Roadside restaurants
  • Wine bars
  • Cafes

Leisure businesses

Leisure businesses are defined as those that provide opportunities, experiences and facilities, in particular for culture, recreation, entertainment, celebratory events and days and nights out.

This excludes all retail businesses, coach operators and tour operators.

Leisure businesses include:

  • 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 businesses

Accommodation businesses are defined as those whose main lodging provision is used for holiday, travel or other purposes.

This excludes domestic dwellings, halls of residence, residential care homes, family centres.

Accommodation businesses include:

  • 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​​

To make a claim, please complete the application form below

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

Tax implications

Grant income received by a business is taxable and will need to be included as income in the tax return of the business.

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