Grants available to hospitality sector

Hospitality businesses in Broadland will soon be able to claim up to £1,000 for loss of revenue due to the effects of the Omicron variant of covid-19.

Organisations paying business rates will be able to apply to Broadland District Council for the grant if they believe that loss of group bookings in December 2021 will result in a loss of more than 20pc of their anticipated revenue.

Jo Copplestone, Broadland’s portfolio holder for economic development, said: “Our hospitality businesses should be thriving at this time of year, catering for office parties, Christmas drinks and get togethers with family and friends, but many are experiencing fewer bookings and cancellations because of the new variant. If your  businesses is affected then contact us, as you may be eligible for a grant.”

The funding is available to pubs, restaurants, cafes, hotels, and wedding and other function venues generally open to the public.

There is also money available for other businesses that are being significantly impacted, including those of a similar nature to the above but not separately rated, those heavily dependent on foreign travel and those directly in the supply chain to the above catering businesses.

The funding comes from the government’s Additional Restrictions Support Grant which was allocated to Broadland.

More information about the grant and how to apply will be advertised on the council’s website over the coming days.

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