Monday, May 23, 2022

Omicron variant support grant opens to Boston and South Holland’s hospitality and leisure businesses

The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG), aimed at supporting those businesses in the hospitality, leisure, and accommodation sectors most impacted by the COVID-19 Omicron variant, is now open to eligible businesses across Boston Borough and South Holland.

The grant was announced by government in late December 2021 recognising that the rise in rates of the Omicron variant resulted in significant business impact.

Eligible rated businesses will be supported with one-off grants of up to £6,000, with total grant amounts dependent on each business’s rateable value.

Councillor Nigel Welton, Deputy Leader of Boston Borough Council and Portfolio Holder – Economic Development and Planning, said: “I’m pleased to be able to open this scheme for our businesses.

“I know the surge in cases that began in December disrupted a lot of the traditional trading that our businesses would typically experience over Christmas, so it’s great to be able to offer them some support. I’d encourage all eligible businesses to make sure they get their applications in as soon as they can.”

Councillor Nick Worth, Deputy Leader of South Holland District Council and Portfolio Holder – People, Places, Economy, said: “The surge in cases towards the end of last year came at the worst possible time for hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses, so we were delighted when this grant scheme was announced.

“I’d encourage all businesses within these sectors who believe they may be eligible to read through the guidance provided by government, and if they’re eligible to submit an application as soon as they can.”

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