Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant Scheme | Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant Scheme | Oldham Council
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Who is eligible

The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant is for hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses who have a rateable value, were occupying the property and trading on 30 December 2021.  


  • 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 and safari parks 
  • Amusement parks 
  • Wedding venues 
  • Events venues 
  • Night clubs and discotheques 
  • Arenas 
  • Concert halls 
  • Tourist attractions 
  • Theme parks 
  • Amusement arcades 
  • Soft play centres or areas 
  • Indoor riding centres 
  • Clubs and institutions 
  • Village halls & scout huts, 
  • cadet huts, etc. 


  • Caravan parks 
  • Caravan sites and pitches 
  • Chalet parks 
  • Coaching inns 
  • Country house hotels 
  • Guesthouses 
  • Hostels 
  • Hotels 
  • Lodge 
  • Holiday apartments, 
  • Cottages or bungalows 
  • Campsites 
  • Boarding houses 
  • Canal boats or other vessels 
  • B&Bs 
  • Catered holiday homes 
  • Holiday homes 

Ineligible businesses include those:

  • Not on the rating list
  • In administration, insolvent or where a striking off notice has been made
  • That have already received grant payments that equal the maximum permitted subsidy allowances
  • Not trading on 30 December 2021
  • Not in the Hospitality, Leisure or Accommodation sectors and/or where 50% or more of the overall business does not fall into one of these categories
  • Gyms, personal fitness and sports centres 

Some of these businesses may be able to apply for future phases of the Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant, subject to available funding. Visit for information

The guidance issued by the Government  also excludes the following businesses

  • Food kiosks and businesses whose main service (generating 50% or more of income) is a Takeaway (not applicable to those that have adapted to offer takeaways during periods of restrictions, in alignment with previous COVID-19 business grant schemes)
  • All retail businesses
  • Coach tour operators, and tour operators
  • Private dwellings
  • Education accommodation,
  • Residential homes, care homes and residential family centres 

Grants available 

Rateable Value of business £15,000 or below £15,001- £50,999 £51,000 or over 
One off grant of £2,667 £4,000 £6,000 

Deadline to apply 

The grant scheme will close for applications on Thursday, 24 February 2022. If you think you could be eligible, you must apply before this deadline.

All payments will be issued by 31 March 2022.