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Omicron grants for hospitality & Leisure - update

The grant window for businesses in hospitality and leisure effected by the Omicron variant has now opened and can be applied for through your relevant local authority.

Note that the eligibility criteria this time is much narrower than previous grants, with several sectors/industries omitted.

Check you eligibility here

While not an exhaustive list, below are is a brief outline of the types of businesses that can potentially receive a grant (source

If unsure please check with the relevant Local Authority.

• Hospitality definition: a business whose main function is to provide a venue for the consumption and sale of food and drink

• Leisure definition: a business that provides opportunities, experiences and facilities, in particular for culture, recreation, entertainment, celebratory events, days and nights out, betting and gaming

• Accommodation definition: a business whose main lodging provision is used for holiday, travel and other purposes.

Below are types of businesses that are eligible under the sector thresholds for this scheme. This list is not exhaustive, but indicative of the types of businesses that can be supported under this scheme.


 Food courts

 Public houses/pub restaurants

 Restaurants

 Roadside restaurants

 Wine bars

 Cafés


 Casinos and gambling clubs

 Cinemas

 Museums and art galleries

 Stately homes & historic houses

 Theatres

 Zoos & safari parks

 Amusement parks

 Wedding venues

 Events venues

 Night club

 Arenas & Concert halls

 Tourist attractions

 Theme parks

 Amusement arcades

 Soft play centres or areas

 Indoor riding centres

 Clubs & institutions

 Village halls & scout huts, cadet huts, etc.


 Caravan and chalet parks, sites and pitches

 Coaching inns

 Country house hotels

 Guest houses

 Hostels

 Hotels

 Lodge

 Holiday apartments, Cottages or bungalows

 Campsites

 Boarding houses

 Canal boats or other vessels

 B&Bs

 Catered holiday homes


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