Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG)
The primary principle of the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG) scheme is to support businesses that offer in-person services, where the main service and activity takes place in a fixed rate-paying premises, in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors.
OHLG can be applied for through your local council.
About the Grant
The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant provides local councils with one-off grant funding to support to hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses, in recognition that the rise of the Omicron variant means that some businesses are likely to struggle.
The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG) provides support to eligible businesses included on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) list on 30 December 2021. Scout huts are specifically noted under the Leisure category.
The aim of the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme is to support businesses:
- that offer in-person services
- where the main service and activity takes place in a fixed rate-paying premises
- in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors
Businesses excluded from the fund
You can't get funding if:
- your business is in administration, insolvent or has been struck off the Companies House register
- you will exceed the permitted subsidy allowance
- your business is not on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) ratings list
You must notify your local council if your situation changes and you no longer meet the eligibility criteria, for example, if you become insolvent.
How to apply
Applications can be made through your local council's website. Closing dates vary by Nation, but we understand them to be:
- England: 24 February 2022
- Scotland: 31 January 2022
- Wales: 14 February 2022
- Northern Ireland: Omicron Hospitality Payment Information
It's important that you check your council's website for up to date information. These dates are only a guide.