The Government has released guidance for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant, to support businesses affected by the COVID-19 Omicron variant.

There are three new business support schemes available.

  1. Omicron Hospitality & Leisure Grant (OHLG) – Grants between £2,667 and £6,000 for eligible ratepaying businesses operating within the Hospitality, Leisure & Accommodation sectors
  2. Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) – A total grant pot of £174,240 to be divided between eligible businesses most affected by COVID-19.
  3. COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) – Business Rates Relief for businesses that supply goods or services to the Hospitality or Leisure industry, but did not qualify Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Relief or Nursery Relief or the grant schemes listed above. 

Further details available on the Torbay council website.

Have any members (or local non-members) had difficulty in receiving their Omicron grants? If so please contact Alex at, we will be happy to contact the council to help you chase up your application.

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