Grants available for Omicron hit hospitality and leisure businesses in the district - The Leamington Observer

Grants available for Omicron hit hospitality and leisure businesses in the district

GRANTS are now available to hospitality and leisure businesses in the district hit by the Omicron variant.

The latest round of Government grants announced in December are now available to apply for through Warwick District Council.

These new grants, are one-off payments of up to £6,000 aimed at supporting rated eligible businesses in the hospitality and leisure sector affected by the Omicron variant.

Those eligible for grants include, but are not limited to pubs, restaurants and cafes, cinemas, theatres, tourist attractions and night clubs, together with hotels, b&bs and holiday homes.

As this is a new scheme with new eligibility criteria, the council is encouraging businesses falling within the hospitality, leisure and accommodation categories to check the terms and conditions and submit an application as soon as possible.

WDC well-being spokesman Coun Jan Matecki said: “This is possibly a final opportunity for hospitality and leisure businesses who were affected by restrictions and fall in custom, particularly over the festive season to receive the support they need to get them back up and running.”

“These are grants, not loans and can be applied for in a safe and secure way. Thousands of businesses have already benefitted through the previous schemes the council has administered, with more than £55 million distributed to local organisations.”

“I would urge all businesses in this sector to take five minutes to check they’re eligible and get their application to us.”

Applications will close strictly at 5pm on February 21.

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