Message from Mole Valley District Council (MVDC)
MVDC has opened applications to the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme, providing new one-off grant payments to businesses in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors that have been affected by the impact of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
The Government-funded scheme will pay a one off grant to every eligible business that applies, based upon the Rateable Value of each businesses as follows:
Rateable Value of up to £15,000: £2,667
Rateable Value of £15,001 - £51,000: £4,000
Rateable value of more than £51,000: £6,000
To check whether your business is eligible, please read the Government’s guidance.
Businesses within Mole Valley can make an online application for an Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant payment via the link below.
The deadline to apply for this grant is midday on 14 February 2022.
MVDC is required to undertake checks on all bank accounts to ensure that they are linked to the business. This is a Government requirement to ensure all grants are issued correctly. It means there may be a delay between submitting an application and payments being made.
Additionally, MVDC will shortly be launching applications for Additional Restrictions Grants which are aimed at businesses in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors without a rateable value who have been affected by Omicron, or other businesses who can demonstrate a significant impact. Retail businesses are not eligible for funding through this grants scheme.
Councillor Clayton Wellman, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Economy and Security, said: “There has been no requirement on businesses to close or impose restrictions in the last couple of months. However, we’re all aware that the latest Covid wave has had an impact, particularly for the leisure and hospitality sectors. I hope that these grants can help to support businesses through what has been another tough Christmas trading period. I know there will be local businesses in these sectors that don’t have a rateable value, and we will shortly be launching another round of the Additional Restrictions Grant scheme to help support them.”