Businesses encouraged to apply for remaining COVID-19 grants

Businesses are being encouraged to apply for remaining COVID-19 grant funding from local authorities.

Hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses can still apply for one-off cash grants of up to £6,000 through the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme.

The funding is made up of £556 million available through the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG) scheme and a further £294 million through the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) scheme.

The Omicron scheme provides businesses in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors with one-off Covid-19 grants of up to £6,000 per premise.

To provide further support to other businesses, the ARG scheme provides councils with funding they can allocate at their discretion to businesses most in need, such as personal care businesses and supply firms.

Paul Scully, the Minister for Small Business, said: ‘We’re working to get our economy running on all cylinders again so we can focus on making the UK the best place in the world to work and do business, creating jobs along the way.

‘Eligible businesses should apply as soon as possible for the Covid-19 grants available to help them put the pandemic behind them and get on a sounder footing.’

Check if you are eligible here.

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