A further new grant is now available so that support can be provided to an even wider range of businesses in Tewkesbury Borough that are being financially impacted by the Covid-19 Omicron variant. 

Tewkesbury Borough Council has introduced a Discretionary Omicron Grant scheme, which is designed to support those businesses that are not eligible for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant which was launched last week.  

These include:  

  • Businesses in the hospitality or leisure sector that are not operating from business-rated premises, or do not provide an in-person service from their premises.

  • Businesses which supply an ‘in-person service’ business in the hospitality and leisure sectors e.g. a brewery or wholesaler

  • Businesses in the events sector or who supply the events sector

  • Taxi drivers and other transport operatives who live in Tewkesbury Borough 

The grant is open for application now and will close on Sunday, 30 January at 10pm.  

Councillor Rob Bird, leader of Tewkesbury Borough Council, said: “Earlier this month we introduced a new grant scheme targeting the hospitality and leisure sectors. However, the government set strict criteria for eligibility for this grant, and so we recognise that some businesses won’t qualify for this support.  

“We are working to ensure as many local businesses as possible receive financial assistance by introducing this additional discretionary grant. This will help those businesses that are not eligible for the first scheme but have been affected by the Omicron variant.  

“As before, I urge business owners to check their eligibility and, if appropriate, to apply by the deadline.” 

To apply for a Discretionary Omicron Grant, and for more information, visit:

COVID-19 Discretionary Omicron hospitality and leisure grant — Tewkesbury Borough Council | COVID-19