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Final call to apply for Omicron Business Grant

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Sheffield City Council is encouraging all eligible businesses who have not yet applied for an Omicron Hospitality, Accommodation and Leisure Grant (OHLG) to do so by the new extended deadline of 11th March.

This is a one-off grant of up to £6,000 for businesses that offer in person services from their premises. It is available to rate payers and the amount of funding available will be based on the property's rateable value. The Council has also put in place a matching scheme for non-rate paying businesses in the same sectors.

To be eligible, businesses must meet specific criteria set by Government which are available to view on the Council’s website.

Sheffield City Council was allocated £4.4m to award to Sheffield's eligible rate paying businesses in the target sectors. This is an estimate provided by Government but the final amount will be determined by the number of grants the Council is able to pay.

Businesses should submit their applications as soon as possible in case they are asked to provide further evidence to support their application.

Applications must be submitted to the Council no later than 11th March. Any applications received after this date will not be considered.

Cllr Paul Turpin, Executive Member for Inclusive Economy, Jobs and Skills, said: “Businesses have faced some enormous challenges throughout the past 18 months and we are really keen to see as many eligible businesses as possible receive their grant worth up to £6,000.

“As with previous Covid grants for rate payers, we have no discretion over this funding so, should businesses not claim all the £4.4m, we have no option but to the return the balance to Government.”

Businesses can find the full criteria and complete the grant application form at

If businesses are unsure or need further support in applying, they should contact the Business Sheffield team on 0114 224 5000 or by emailing