Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant now open for application

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Date published: 12th January 2022

The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG) is now live and North Norfolk District Council’s Revenues service has contacted all eligible businesses by email or letter inviting them to apply.

In response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, the Government announced before Christmas that grants of up to £6,000 would be made available to hospitality and leisure businesses.

The £8 million paid to North Norfolk District Council to distribute is the largest single allocation to a Norfolk authority and is based on the District having over 3,000 hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses, who continue to be hit hard by the economic impacts of Covid.

The allocation comes from a national support package of £1bn, with North Norfolk District Council receiving over £8m to distribute to eligible businesses.

Government guidance is available on what businesses will be eligible for support and how much funding each business will receive based on the rateable value of the property occupied.

Businesses operating in the Hospitality, Leisure and Accommodation industry will be able to apply for grants of up to £6,000, depending on their rateable value.

Please read what evidence is needed before going online to apply as only applications with the requested evidence will be assessed by the cut-off date of 25 February 2022.

More information on the grant, including application, thresholds and amounts can be viewed on our website. 

Cllr. Richard Kershaw, portfolio holder for Sustainable Growth said:

“Businesses in North Norfolk have been critically hit by the impact of COVID and have shown resilience in their measures taken to counter the spread of the virus, and in adapting their businesses to protect their public.

These grants will be vital for our business community and over the coming months, we will continue to monitor the situation in North Norfolk to see if we need to ask for additional funding”

NNDC has also received over £178,000 in discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) top-up funding for other businesses affected by Omicron, for example venues, sole traders, wedding support companies and others.

For a comprehensive list of eligible business for all grants please read the full guidance available of GOV.uk

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