Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant application

Please note that this application form is ONLY for those businesses which pay business rates.

Before you begin your application, please make sure you have the following information to hand:

A copy of your NNDR Business Rate bill.

Your Companies House details (if applicable). If you need help finding these details and your company is a limited company or a limited partnership or a charity registered as a company at Companies House click here to look up your company listing.

If you are registered as a charity click here to look up your Charity listing at Companies House.

It is essential these Companies House details are reported EXACTLY as held at Companies House.

As part of the application process, you will be required to submit a bank statement showing trading activity for your business covering a period of at least 2 weeks that includes 30/12/2021. Please note you will need to submit the bank statement by email following the submission of this form. This is a new assurance requirement from Government.

Once you have submitted your application the email acknowledgement you receive will contain an unique reference starting with the characters M-. Please quote the full reference in the subject line of ALL correspondence, including submitted files.

The email acknowledgement you receive will set out the details of how to submit your bank statement evidence needed to support your claim.

It is essential you provide this to enable your application to be considered. Applications without supporting evidence will not be considered.

Send all email correspondence to

Please note that the personal information we have collected from you will be shared with fraud prevention agencies who will use it to prevent fraud and money-laundering and to verify your identity. If fraud is detected, you could be refused certain services, finance, or employment. Further details of how your information will be used by us and these fraud prevention agencies, and your data protection rights, can be found by visiting

This application form will not automatically save so you will want to have all details ready before you start to fill out your application.

If you have any questions, please email

Applicant Details

Details of the person making the application. This should be the owner of the business / the person named on the rates bill.

* (dd/mm/yyyy)
If you have previously received a Covid-19 Business Support Payment, please enter all your grant references below.
Details of the Eligible Property

Please note this grant is only available to businesses who pay rates on a property that is in the Wiltshire Council area. In this section of the application you need to enter details about this rateable property.

Your business rate account number can be found at the top right-hand corner of your bill. It is essential that this number is provided accurately and that you provide the address of the rateable property this application applies to.

Business Rates Bill Example
* (11/12-digit number found on the top of your rates bill)

If your business is listed under a different address at Companies House or your Head Office address is different to the address you are applying for please enter these address details below:

Business Details
Unique Tax Reference Details

You must provide a tax reference number for your grant application.

If you are providing your Limited Company Registered Number you can check its correct here

If you are providing your Registered Charity Number you can check its correct here

If you are providing your VAT number you can check its correct here

Note: If you are using a Companies House Number be aware that some Charities have a Registered Company Number as well as a Registered Charity Number, please ensure you provide the Charity Number if your grant application is for a charity.

* This must constitute more than 50% of your sales as verified by your annual accounts
* Based on 30 hours/week being 1 full-time Employee FTE
Please note if you answer 'Yes' to other properties in Wiltshire, you will need to apply separately for your other rateable properties.
Bank Details

Please note that once you have submitted this application, you must provide evidence of trade by way of a bank statement covering 30/12/2021. The banking details on that statement must match the details below.

Please note if your application is successful payments will be made by BACS. Please provide details below:

* do not enter the name of the bank e.g. Lloyds, HSBC
Subsidy Allowance

When selecting a value from the subsidy drop down list box below, you should consider the total funding you will have received from Government over the past 3 years.

Please note this DOES NOT include the Furlough Scheme or Bounce Back Loans but DOES include Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) in addition to any grant payments.

Once you have worked out the total amount of funding your business has received, you should make your selection choosing a value that is the lowest possible value that is equal to or above the total funding you have received.


If you have received no funding or funding under £335,000 from government sources (this is most common) please select the first option that is Under £335,000. If you have received £400,000 in funding from government, you would NOT select the lowest value in the selection list rather you would select the next value i.e. Under £1,600,000 because this value is the lowest possible value that is above the amount of funding you have received.

How much money (in total) have you received from Government in the last three-year period? (this does not include Furlough or Bounce Back Loans)

Technical Notes

Following the end of the transition period, EU State aid rules no longer apply to subsidies granted in the UK.

On Thursday 4 March 2021 new subsidy allowances were established for the COVID-19 business grants schemes, on the basis of the principles set out in Article 3.4 of the TCA

These allowances include any grants previously received under the COVID-19 business grant schemes and any State aid previously received under Section 3.1 of the European Commission’s Temporary Framework across any other UK scheme.

An economic actor (defined for this purpose as an entity or a group of entities constituting a single economic entity regardless of its legal status, that is engaged in an economic activity by offering goods or services on a market.) may receive grant funding up to one of the following three subsidy allowances for this scheme set out below:

1. Small Amounts of Financial Assistance Allowance – as at 2 March 2021, an economic actor may be allowed up to £335,000 (subject to exchange rates) over any period of 3 years under Special Drawing Rights

2. COVID-19 Business Grant Allowance – businesses are allowed up to £1,900,000. This may be combined with the Small Amounts of Financial Assistance Allowance to equal £2,235,000 (subject to the exact amount applicable under the Small Amounts of Financial Assistance Allowance using the Special Drawing Right calculator).

3. COVID-19 Business Grant Special Allowance - if you have reached your limits under the Small Amounts of Financial Assistance Allowance and COVID-19 Business Grant Allowance, you may be able to access a further allowance of funding under these scheme rules of up to £10,000,000 (£12,235,000 if combined), provided the below conditions are met:

Special Allowance covers only the applicant’s uncovered fixed costs incurred during the period between 1 March 2020 and 31 March 2022. Uncovered fixed costs’ means fixed costs not otherwise covered by profit, insurance or other subsidies;

The grant payment must not exceed 70% of the applicant’s uncovered fixed costs, except for micro and small enterprises (for the purposes of this scheme defined as less than 50 employees and less than £9,000,000 of annual turnover and/or annual balance sheet), where the grant payment must not exceed 90% of the uncovered fixed costs

An applicant must be able to provide the necessary documentation to demonstrate it is eligible for funding under this COVID-19 Business Grant Special Allowance.



*I commit to notifying Wiltshire Council about any State Aid and Subsidy grants received in the last 3 years. Following receipt of a grant, I acknowledge I will be required to complete a declaration to Wiltshire Council which will declare any Subsidy, State Aid, de minimis State aid or aid provided under the EU Commission Covid-19 Temporary Framework.  
*In making this declaration for grant, I accept that to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information contained in this declaration is true and correct and I accept full responsibility for it. I understand that this information will be shared with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) who may contact recipients for research purposes, and that my data will be shared with BEIS for research and evaluation purposes. 
*In stating that the information submitted is true to the best of my knowledge, I acknowledge that should any of the information provided be incorrect that the grant will be re-payable. Any business caught falsifying their records to gain grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to claw back, as may any grants paid in error. The personal information we have collected from you will be shared with fraud prevention agencies who will use it to prevent fraud and money-laundering and to verify your identity. If fraud is detected, you could be refused certain services, finance, or employment. Further details of how your information will be used by us and these fraud prevention agencies, and your data protection rights, can be found by 
*I understand that, in support of this declaration I may be required to supply additional information and I confirm that if there are any changes to the information I have provided, I will notify the Council without delay. 
*I recognise that it is my responsibility to obtain all necessary permissions from my landlord where applicable, and in making this declaration confirm that I have done so. 
*I declare that I have the legal capacity and permission of any other shareholders, directors or any other persons able to exercise control over the business, to make this declaration. 
*I understand that if I am successful Wiltshire Council may carry out post project monitoring and I confirm I am happy to be contacted. 
 (Optional) I am interested in finding out about other business support initiatives in Wiltshire and would like to be signed up to the Business Newsletter. 
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