Omicron Leisure and Hospitality Grant


Grants under this scheme will be available to businesses that:

  • Are based in the Scarborough borough area
  • Are rated and assessed for non-domestic rates (business rates) purposes – you will need your business rates account reference to apply
  • Were operational as at 30 December 2021
  • Where the predominant business operation carried out at the premises is in the leisure or hospitality sector and falls under the appropriate definition as outlined by BEIS (please refer to BEIS definition guidance below).

This grant cannot be awarded where:

  • The business is not rated for non-domestic rates (business rates) purposes
  • Where the business operation carried out at the premises does not fall within the leisure or hospitality sector defined by BEIS for the purposes of this grant
  • The business was not operational from the relevant premises as at 30 December 2021

Amount of funding available to businesses

This grant scheme is a one-off amount and depends on the rateable value of the qualifying premises.

Rateable value of premises

Grant amount

£15,000 or under


£15,001 to £50,999


£51,000 or above


Qualifying premises

The information below sets out types of business that are eligible under the sector thresholds for this scheme. The list is not exhaustive, but indicative of the types of business that can be supported under this scheme.   

Hospitality premises

A business whose main function is to provide a venue for the consumption and sale of food and drink.

Food courts Roadside restaurants Public houses/pub restaurants
Wine bars Restaurants Cafes

Exclusions: Kiosks and businesses whose main service (generating 50% or more of income) is a takeaway.

Leisure premises

A business that provides opportunities, experiences and facilities, in particular for culture, recreation, entertainment, celebratory events, days and nights out, betting and gaming.

Casinos & gambling clubs    Arenas  Cinemas
Concert halls      Museums and art galleries Tourist attractions
Stately homes and historic houses Theme parks   Theatres
Amusement arcades  Zoos and safari parks Amusement parks
Soft play centres and areas Indoor riding centres Wedding venues
Clubs and institutions   Events venues Cadet huts
Villages halls and scout huts  Night clubs and discotheques  

Exclusions: All retail businesses, coach tour operators, tour operators and gyms and sports businesses where physical exercise or training is conducted on an individual basis or group basis.

Accommodation premises

A business whose main lodging provision is used for holiday and travel.

Caravan parks   Holiday apartments  Chalet parks
Caravan sites and pitches  Cottages or bungalows Campsites
Coaching inns  Boarding houses  Country house hotels
Canal boats  Guest houses Vessels
Hostels        Bed and Breakfasts Hotels
Catered holiday homes Lodge Holiday home

Exclusions: Private dwellings, education accommodation, residential homes, care homes, residential family centres and beach huts. Where holiday letting businesses cannot demonstrate any income generated from the let of the premises under consideration over a given period (e.g. the last 6-months) this could justify a judgement that the business is not trading.      

Important: When applying for this scheme, please ensure you enter details accurately such as your non-domestic rates account reference. To ensure applications are dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible, some elements of automation have been built into our processing which rely on details being provided accurately. If you enter details incorrectly, this will delay your application being processed.                                                         

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Applications for this scheme will close on 18 March 2022.