Businesses in Mansfield urged to apply for Omicron support grant

Hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses in Mansfield affected by the current rise in Covid cases are being encouraged to apply for a support grant.

The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant provides up to £6,000 in support and is being distributed by Mansfield District Council to local enterprises on behalf of the Government. Applications are open now via the council website's coronavirus pages.

To be eligible for the taxable one-off grant, applicants must be actively trading and offer in-person services at the premises for which they pay business rates.

All applicants must have been actively trading on December 30, 2021 to be eligible. Businesses facing closure are not eligible and there may be restrictions on businesses that have already received grant payments in previous schemes.

Hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses in Mansfield can apply for a support grant

The level of grant is determined by how much the business pays in rates and ranges from £2,667 to £6,000. The council will be conducting rigorous scrutiny of claims to ensure they meet the criteria and to detect any possible fraudulent activity.

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Coun Craig Whitby, portfolio holder for Finance, said: "We know this support probably won't entirely make up for what could be a big dent in their finances at the end of months of challenging trading conditions, but it is still worth applying for this grant."

For more information about the grant and to access an online application form, visit www.mansfield.gov.uk/coronavirus/business.

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