Since March 2020 we have made grant payments totalling over £54 million to support local businesses throughout the pandemic. The council has already successfully delivered £5.1 million of Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) across two rounds. The council was awarded a third round of funding and has created new schemes (Digital Business Grant and Growth Grant) to provide financial support and expert advice to support local businesses.

Latest grants update

This page was last updated on 18 March 2022.

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

Additional Restrictions Grant – January 2022

Digital Business Grant

Growth Grant Scheme

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Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant Scheme (OHLG) is now closed.

We will continue to process all applications received by 12pm on 18 March 2022 and will endeavour to process them completely by 31 March 2022.

All updates to your application will be provided via your My.Huntingdonshire account that you applied through - Please check the NOTES tab within your account

The OHLG Scheme supports rates paying businesses in the accommodation, hospitality and leisure sectors that have been severely impacted by the rise of the Omicron variant of Covid.

The OHLG scheme is only for businesses that pay business rates on their premises. The grants paid out will be dependent on the business’s rateable value.

Additional Restrictions Grant – January 2022

This scheme launched on 27 January 2022 and was closed on the 17 February 2022 when the number of applications received from local businesses meant the £330,000 of funding provided by the government to the district council had all been allocated.

Applications are being processed and the Grants team will be directly in contact with all applicants. Businesses should check their account regularly as this is where they will be notified about the progress of applications.

Digital Business Grant

The council has launched a new grant scheme available for the district’s businesses, providing £2,000 to aid with the digitisation of each successful business.

Find out more about the Digital Business Grant.

Growth Grant Scheme

This scheme launched on 29 November 2021 and was closed on the 10 December 2021 owing to the volume of applications which has exceeded the amount available.

Applications are being processed and the Grants team will be directly in contact with all applicants.