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The Omicron Grant Schemes are now closed to new applications.

This includes both the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant and the Additional Restrictions (ARG) discretionary grant.

If you have applied, your case will be assessed and any payment due will be made before 31 March 2022 in line with government guidance.

Through these two business support schemes, Nottingham City Council has paid out over £3m to over 800 businesses in the sectors most impacted by Omicron and the Plan B restrictions.

Whilst restrictions and guidance on Covid are relaxed and reduced, we recognise that many business across a variety of sectors still face challenges.

The Nottingham team of the D2N2 Growth Hub provide businesses in Nottingham city with a single point of access to impartial business support as they recover and grow again.

Part of a team of Growth Hub Business Advisers across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, the team have the knowledge, skills and expertise to signpost you to the right initiatives and resources to support your business growth.

Follow the Nottingham team of the D2N2 Growth Hub on twitter @GrowingNottm or call 0333 006 9178.

If you need assistance or have any questions about Business Grants please email NERU@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (SSPRS) 

The UK government will also cover the cost of Statutory Sick Pay for Covid-related absences, for small and medium-sized employers. Businesses with fewer than 250 employees will be able to apply for reimbursement for the cost of Statutory Sick Pay for Covid-related absences, for up to two weeks per employee.  

Please visit the Gov.UK website for more information.

Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) 

A further £30 million funding will be made available through the Culture Recovery Fund. Cultural organisations in Englandsuch as theatres, orchestras and museums can apply for support during the winter. 

Please visit the Gov.UK website for more information. 

If you cannot pay your tax bill on time 

The Chancellor has asked HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to offer businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in particular the option of a short delay through the Time to Pay arrangement, and payment in instalments, on a case-by-case basis, as part of this.  

Please visit the Gov.UK website for more information.

Updates will be provided on this webpage and through the council’s Nottingham Economic Recovery Unit newsletter which businesses can sign up for free here