The Government has delivered funding to local councils to provide one-off cash grants of up to £6,000 for those businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors.

The grant is designed to help businesses that have been impacted by reduced bookings as a result of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

Grant information

Grants awarded will be based on the rateable value of the business. The grant award values differ between each council, therefore it is advisable to check the full information provided on your local council’s website (see links below).

All grant income received is taxable.

Eligibility

This grant scheme is open to businesses named on the business rates bill operating within the hospitality and leisure industries.

Further businesses may qualify, on a case-by-case basis, at the discretion of the individual local council.

Businesses should be able to declare a loss of revenue as a result of reduced group bookings over concerns due to the Omicron variant.

Additional eligibility criteria may apply depending on the local council.

How to apply

All businesses have to apply so the local council can confirm eligibility, even if they have received previous grants (this condition has been set nationally). Some councils have specified that they will contact all eligible businesses inviting them to claim once the application process is live.

Each council requires specific documentation as part of the application process, including the business rates bill, VAT reference and bank statements. Requirements may vary depending on the council.

This is a discretionary grant and it will be for the council to decide whether to approve each application for support.

Further information on the grants available from local councils in our region can be found below.

Breckland Council

Applications close on 21 February.
Click here to apply for the grant.

Broadland District Council

The scheme will operate on a first come, first served basis. There is currently no closing date.
Click here to apply for the grant.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Applications close on 14 February
Click here to apply for the grant

King’s Lynn and West Norfolk

Grant details not yet published.
Click here to visit their grants page.

North Norfolk District Council

Applications close on 26 February.
Click here to apply for the grant. 

Norwich City Council

Applications close on 31 January 2022.
Click here to apply for the grant.

South Norfolk Council

The scheme will operate on a first come, first served basis. There is currently no closing date.
Click here to apply for the grant.

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Scheme

This scheme has been made available for those businesses that are not eligible for the hospitality and leisure grant but have also been impacted by the Omicron variant.

Local authorities will have discretion to allocate this funding to businesses most in need.

Breckland Council

Full details not yet published.
Click here to visit their grants page.

Broadland District Council

The scheme will operate on a first come, first served basis. There is currently no closing date.
Click here to apply for the grant.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Full details not yet published.
Click here to view their ARG page.

King’s Lynn and West Norfolk

Grant details not yet published.
Click here to visit their grants page.

North Norfolk District Council

Full details not yet published.
Click here to visit their grants page. 

Norwich City Council

Full details not yet published.
Click here to visit their grants page.

South Norfolk Council

The scheme will operate on a first come, first served basis. There is currently no closing date.
Click here to visit their grants page.