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Additional Restrictions Grant

The ARG Business Resilience Grant closed at 12noon on 20 January 2022.

We are now prioritising the new Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant (Omi ARG) support for businesses severely impacted by the rise of Omicron.

Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant (Omi ARG)

On 21st of December 2021 Central Government announced that all Local Authorities will be provided with additional ARG funding.  This is to take into account the impact that the new Omicron Variant is having on businesses.  This grant will support businesses from all sectors that have been severely impacted by the Omicron variant, including those outside of the business rates system.

The Council is working hard to get scheme guidance detailing eligibility criteria and an on-line application form ready for Portsmouth businesses to apply from this web page.   Information on when this is ready with a link to the scheme guidance and application form will be sent out in the Business E-Bulletin.  if you have not already signed, then please do so.

Key notes:

  • Businesses who have or will receive the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant will not be eligible for this grant.
  • Businesses who have received the ARG Business Resilience Grant or any other Covid grants can apply.

All grants will be paid out by 31 March 2022