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Coronavirus: Financial support for businesses

Last updated: 6 April 2022

Omicron grant applications: now closed

The council grant schemes to help businesses struggling in the context of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus have now closed. There was:

  • the national Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG) scheme for business-rate registered businesses in the hospitality, accommodation and leisure sectors; and
  • the local Additional Business Support Grant scheme for businesses in particular sectors that do not qualify for the OHLG scheme.

The closing date for applications for both schemes was 21 February. Applications were assessed against the relevant selection criteria. All the grants that were payable were issued by the end of March.

Other coronavirus-related support

We have also supported a number of other business support schemes.

Cambridge Green Business Grants: now closed

This has included the Cambridge Green Business Grant scheme for businesses in commercial premises in Cambridge, to help them cut their carbon emissions, save money and improve productivity. All grants payable to successful applicants were issued by the end of March.

This scheme was managed by the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce (working with Allia) on our behalf.

Covid-19 Additional Rate Relief

There will also be local support for business rate-payers not previously eligible for Extended Rate Relief under the Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF). Contact: businessrates@cambridge.gov.uk.

Further information

Read our coronavirus information for businesses for guidance on how to keep your customers and employees safe.

Visit the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Growth Hub.