You have one week left to apply for Omicron Hospitality Payment

Finance Minister Conor Murphy pictured with Catherine McClelland of Roar and Explore soft play

Finance Minister Conor Murphy is encouraging companies that have not yet taken the opportunity to apply for the Omicron hospitality payment to do so before the program closes at 11:59 p.m. on Friday March 4.

To date, £34.1 million has been issued to 2,731 businesses through the Department of Finance’s Omicron hospitality payment.

Under the scheme, hotels, restaurants, cafes, cafes, bistros, snack bars, nightclubs, pubs and social clubs are eligible for a one-time grant of £10,000, £15,000 or £20,000 depending on their assessed value. Sports clubs with a licensed bar or restaurant and soft play venues, trampoline parks and bouncy parks with a cafe on their premises are also eligible for a one-time payment of £10,000.

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Visiting Roar and Explore soft play in West Belfast which received the Omicron hospitality payment, Minister Murphy said: ‘Over the past few weeks I have visited a range of different businesses which have benefited from the Omicron hospitality payment. Omicron home. After speaking with business owners, it is clear that the program has been invaluable in helping them recover from the impact Omicron has had on their Christmas business.

“My department has provided £34.1m of support to over 2,700 businesses. We believe that around 450 companies that may be eligible for funding have not yet applied. I want to make sure that no eligible business misses out on this grant and would apply for it – don’t delay, apply today. »

New hotel start-ups or those who have not yet applied for the Localized Restrictions Support Scheme can also apply.

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