Covid 19 – Business Support Grant Schemes

Test Valley Borough Council is now welcoming applications in respect of Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grants. The Council has also received funding in respect of Additional Restrictions Grants and further information about this scheme will be released shortly.

  • Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

    In recognition that the rise of the Omicron variant means that some businesses are likely to struggle, the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant will support hospitality, leisure and accommodation business premises with one-off grants of up to £6,000. The following thresholds apply for these businesses:

    Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value:

    • of exactly £15,000 or under on 30 December 2021 will receive a payment of £2,667.
    • over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on 30 December 2021 will receive a payment of £4,000.
    • of exactly £51,000 or over on 30 December 2021 will receive a payment of £6,000.

    You cannot get funding if:

    • your business is not in the hospitality, leisure or accommodation sectors
    • your business is not on the Council’s rating list as of 30 December 2021
    • your business is in administration, insolvent or has been struck off the Companies House register
    • your business was not trading on or before the 30 December 2021
    • you will exceed the permitted subsidy allowance

    For further information as to whether your business qualifies for this grant, please see our policy.

    The deadline for applications for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant is 18 March 2022. Applications must be determined by the Council by 31 March. Businesses are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and before the application deadline of 18 March 2022 to ensure that their application can be processed in time.

    Please click here to apply.

  • Additional Restrictions Grant

    Further information about this scheme will be released shortly.