Local businesses can apply for new COVID grants.

Harrogate Business Improvement District (BID) has contacted businesses in Harrogate town centre urging them to apply for new COVID-19 grants. The grants are available to businesses across the Harrogate district including Knaresborough (pictured) and Boroughbridge businesses.

Businesses can apply for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG) through the Business section of Harrogate Borough Council.

The grants support businesses that offer in-person services from business rate-paying premises.

Eligible businesses will be able to apply for one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premise, depending on rateable value:

Rateable value         Value of grant available
£0-15,000                 £2,667
£15-51,000                £4,000
Over £51,000             £6,000

For further guidance on eligibility before applying for this grant go to Check if you’re eligible for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

All applications for the OHLG must be made using the Harrogate online application form here – Business and investment – Harrogate Borough Council