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Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG)

Recognising that the rise of the Omicron variant means some businesses are likely to struggle over the coming weeks, the Government announced on 21 December 2021 that they will be providing one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premises for businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England.

Rateable Value £0-£15,000 £15,000-£51,000 £51,000+
Value of grant available £2,667 £4,000 £6,000

Recipients must be solvent businesses, and ratepayers in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors. For example, a pub, hotel, restaurant, bar, cinema or amusement park.

The Government has recently issued Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant Guidance which includes some examples, on page 18 therein, of the types of businesses that are eligible under this scheme.

East Devon District Council has now received the funding from Government and is awaiting final clarification with regard to the rules of the scheme. In the meantime, we are developing our processes for administering this new grant scheme.

Once we are able to launch this scheme we will update this page of our website about what steps an eligible business need take in order to access this funding. However, for the time-being, eligible businesses need take no action.

Please avoid contacting us in the meantime, we will publish updates with more detail here as soon as we have it.

Please sign up for the East Devon business newsletter to receive updates if any new schemes are announced. 

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG4)

The Government have also announced a further £102m of discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) funding for Local Authorities.

We are currently developing an ARG4 scheme to support businesses severely impacted by the recent increase in COVID-19 cases. We aim to launch the scheme in early February 2022. 

Please avoid contacting us in the meantime, we will publish updates with more detail here as soon as we have it.

Innovation and Resilience Fund

East Devon's Innovation and Resilience Fund is still available for businesses and organisations to apply for funding to deliver a project. 

Grant schemes that have closed

A list of business grant schemes that have now closed can be found on our closed schemes page