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New Hospitality and Leisure Grants

12th January 2022

Running from the 30 December 2021 – 28 February 2022

North Somerset leisure and hospitality businesses will soon be able to apply for a new round of government business support grants. Before Christmas the Chancellor announced that £683 million of targeted grants will be made available for hospitality and leisure businesses in England. 

Grant recipients must be solvent businesses and ratepayers from either the hospitality or leisure sector including pubs, hotels, restaurants, bars, cinemas or amusement parks.

The grants are paid per premises and the amount paid will vary depending on the rateable value of each eligible premises:

Rateable value    Grant value

£0 – £15K                £2,700

£15K – £51K           £4,000

> £51k                     £6,000

The council’s business grants team will be contacting businesses with details of how to apply.  Please note there will be a deadline for this grant of around 20th February 2022.

For non-rated businesses working in hospitality and leisure a new discretionary grant (Additional Restrictions Grant – ARG) will also be available.  Maximum grants £250 – £1,000.

North Somerset Council is awaiting detailed guidance for the above schemes and will open an application process as soon as possible in January 2022.  In the meantime visit https://innorthsomerset.co.uk/covid-19-support/small-business-grants-information/ where further information will be uploaded when available.

In addition to the above the grants an extra £30 million of funding will be made available by the government through the Culture Recovery Fund to support organisations in England such as theatres, orchestras and museums through the winter. 

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