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Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant: Eligibility


  1. Overview
  2. Eligibility
  3. How to apply


Your business may be eligible if

  • it is based in South Tyneside
  • it pays business rates
  • it is in the hospitality, leisure or accommodation sectors (see table below for further information)
  • it was trading on 30 December 2021

Your business cannot get funding if

  • it is in administration, is insolvent, or has been struck off the Companies House register
  • it has exceeded the permitted subsidy allowance, as follows:
    • Small Amounts of Financial Assistance Allowance - you're allowed up to £335,000 (subject to exchange rates) over any period of 3 years
    • COVID-19 Business Grant Allowance - you're allowed up to £1,900,000
    • COVID-19 Business Grant Special Allowance - if you have reached your limited under the Small Amounts of Financial Assistance Allowance and COVID-19 Business Grant Allowance, you may be able to access a further allowance of funding under these scheme rules of up to £10,000,000, provided certain conditions are met.
    • Grants under these 3 allowances can be combined for a potential total allowance of up to £12,235,000 (subject to exchange rates).

Definition of hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors

HospitalityA business whose main function is to provide a venue for the consumption and sale of food and drink.
LeisureA business that provides opportunities, experiences and facilities, in particular for culture, recreation, entertainment, celebratory events, days and nights out, betting and gaming.
AccommodationA business whose main lodging provision is used for holiday, travel and other purposes.

Type of businesses that are eligible


  • Food courts
  • Public houses / pub restaurants
  • Restaurants
  • Roadside restaurants
  • Wine bars
  • Cafés


  • Casinos and gambling clubs
  • Cinemas
  • Museums and art galleries
  • Stately homes and 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 and scout huts, cadet huts, etc


  • Caravan parks
  • Caravan sites and pitches
  • Chalet parks
  • Coaching inns
  • Country house hotels
  • Guest houses
  • Hostels
  • Lodges
  • Holiday apartments
  • Cottages or bungalows
  • Campsites
  • Boarding houses
  • Canal boats or other vessels
  • Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs)
  • Catered holiday homes
  • Holiday homes
  • Hotels

Next page: How to apply

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    South Shields
    Tyne & Wear
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