Salisbury Business Improvement District

Applications now open for hospitality and leisure grants

19th January 2022

Salisbury businesses that work in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors can now apply for a one-off Covid grant of up to £6,000. 

The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG) is available to rateable businesses only, with the value of the financial support depending on the rateable value. 

For businesses with a rateable value of under £15,000, the OHLG will be £2,667. 

For businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 and over to less than £51,000, the OHLG will be £4,000 

For businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000, the OHLG will be the full £6,000.  

The grants are being distributed by Wiltshire Council, with the deadline for applications set at 28th February 2022. 

Cllr Richard Clewer, Leader of the council and Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “We’re delighted to now be offering these grants of up to £6,000 to support rate-paying businesses in Wiltshire.  

“We know that the Omicron variant has made these past few months particularly tough for businesses in the leisure and hospitality sectors, as it has throughout the pandemic, and that’s why we’re doing all we can to support them. 

“Even if they have received a COVID business grant previously, businesses will need to reapply for an OHLG after carefully reading the criteria on our website. I’d urge all eligible Wiltshire businesses to apply for one of these grants as soon as possible so that we can start processing the payments that Wiltshire leisure and hospitality businesses need.” 

If your business is eligible for a grant, you can apply through the Wiltshire Council website. There you can read the application guidance and complete an online form. Wiltshire Council has stressed that it is vitally important that applications are submitted correctly to allow them to be processed.  

While the OHLG scheme is now open for applications, the council is still finalising Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG), and businesses should sign up to the council’s business newsletter for up-to-date information.  

To find out more, apply for an OHLG and to sign up for the newsletter, please click here.