Support for businesses

There is a range of support available to local businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG)

A one-off payment of up to £6,000 for hospitality and leisure businesses, depending on the rateable value of their business premises. Applications close at midnight on Monday 28 February 2022.

Find out more and apply for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG).

Businesses eligible for the OHLG can also apply for an Additional Restrictions Grant.

Additional Restrictions Grant

One-off grants of up to £7,800 for businesses that can demonstrate a loss of income because of coronavirus. Applications close at midnight on Sunday 23 January 2022.

Find out more and apply for the Additional Restrictions Grant - January 2022.

Financial support for businesses during coronavirus

Support is available for:

Support from Solent LEP

The Solent Growth Hub has a dedicated page to provide the latest government advice. To speak with a business support advisor, please email or call 023 9268 8055.

Look after yourself

These are very stressful times for business owners, employees and those out of work. Please visit our mental health support page for links to organisations that may be able to help you.

General enquiries

If you would like further information on the schemes detailed above, you can contact the Economic Development team by email at