14/01/2022 Latest business news from Wiltshire Council (see more)

14 January 2022
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Update on COVID business grants

We are currently finalising the application process for the latest COVID business support grants.

The grants will be offered in response to the omicron variant, which has had a detrimental effect on many businesses, particularly those in the hospitality and leisure sectors.

You can expect further news on the grants next week (week beginning 17 January), with applications due to open on our website soon. As this is a fast-moving situation, please check our website in the coming week for more information on exactly when the grant applications will open.

There will be two types of grant available. The first is the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG), a one-off grant of up to £6,000 that is available to rateable businesses only, with the value of grants depending on the business’s rateable value. The grant is aimed at businesses in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors, and you will need to apply for the funding through our website when the application window opens.

Also available will be the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG), which is a discretionary fund for businesses that have been severely impacted by the Omicron variant. We will share more information in the coming weeks on the sectors that this funding will target.

The OHLG grant will be worth £2,667 for businesses with a rateable value of under £15,000; £4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000; and £6,000 for businesses with a rateable value of over £6,000.

More information on the COVID-19 support grants
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