Businesses who meet all of the following criteria are eligible for the grant:
- Businesses listed below that are in the hospitality, leisure and accommodations sectors who are not eligible for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG)
- Business which were trading on 1 October 2021 and are still currently so doing
- Businesses who can demonstrate they have been severely impacted due to Omicron and suffered a loss of income of more than 30 per cent. The 30 per cent reduction must have occurred during December 2021 and be in comparison to trading conditions for a business, during October 2021 and November 2021.
- Businesses must be based in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council area.
Please note: Educational settings do not meet the definition of hospitality, leisure or accommodation businesses. In addition, second homeowners not trading as a business cannot claim a grant of any amount.
Parish and Town councils are not able to receive a grant.
For the purposes of this scheme, a hospitality business can be defined as a business whose main function is to provide a venue for the consumption and sale of food and drink.
For the purposes of this scheme, the definition of a hospitality business will exclude: food kiosks and businesses whose main service (generating 50 per cent or more of income) is a takeaway (not applicable to those that have adapted to offer takeaways during periods of restrictions, in line with previous Covid-19 business grant schemes).
Those businesses involved in the supply chain to the hospitality sector are eligible to apply. Each case will be considered on its own merits.
For the purposes of this scheme, a leisure business can be defined as a business that provides opportunities, experiences and facilities, in particular for culture, recreation, entertainment, celebratory events and days and nights out.
For the purposes of this scheme, the definition of a leisure business will exclude: 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.
Gyms and sports business include dance and fitness studios, sports centres and clubs, sports courts, swimming pools and golf courses. This list is not exhaustive.
Those businesses involved in the supply chain to the leisure sector are eligible to apply. Each case will be considered on its own merits.
For the purposes of this scheme, an accommodation business can be defined as a business whose main lodging provision is used for holiday, travel, or other purposes
For the purpose of this scheme, the definition of accommodation businesses will exclude: private dwellings, education accommodation, residential homes, care homes, residential family centres and beach huts.
Those businesses involved in the supply chain to the accommodation sector are eligible to apply. Each case will be considered on its own merits.
The following table sets out the types of businesses that are eligible under the sector thresholds for this scheme. These examples are indicative, not exhaustive.
| Sector || Type of Business |
|Food courts |
Public houses/pub restaurants
| Leisure ||Casinos and gambling clubs |
Personal Care services
Museums and art galleries
Stately homes and historic houses
Zoos and safari parks
Night clubs and discotheques
Soft play centres or areas
Indoor riding centres
Clubs and institutions
Village halls and scout huts, cadet huts, etc.
Kennels and Catteries
| Accommodation ||Caravan parks |
Caravan sites and pitches
Country house hotels
Lodge Holiday apartments, Cottages or bungalows Campsites
Canal boats or other vessels
B&Bs Catered holiday homes