Chelmsford City Council

Grants for businesses affected by coronavirus

On this page, you can find information about any grants schemes are currently open and details of how to apply.


This scheme closed on Monday 21 March 2022.

You can still view our  Additional Restrictions Grant Policy.

The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant gave local councils funding to support to hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses with a one-off grant. This was to recognise the impact of rising cases of the Omicron variant, which affected some businesses.

Applications for this grant closed on 18 March 2022. You can still read the Omicron grant policy for full details.

From 1 July 2021 until 31 March 2022, the relief will be 66%. However, the reduction that a single business can receive across all its properties will be capped. Businesses that had to close on 5 January 2021 will be capped at £2m. Businesses that could open on 5 January 2021 will be capped at £105,000.

We sent a form to all eligible businesses in April asking you to confirm your business would not be likely to exceed the cap during 2021/22. We have applied the 66% relief from 1 July 2021, where appropriate. 

If you think you are eligible and have not yet returned the declaration form, you can submit it to us via our contact form, so that we can look at your case.

You may also be able to claim for the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Relief 2022-23.


Keep up to date

We are asking all businesses to sign up to the Chelmsford business e-newsletter and our private Facebook Group which is for businesses only. 

We will update these channels as regularly as possible to make sure your business has access to the latest information. 


Other forms of financial assistance

You can also read about other funding schemes offered by external organisations.

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Last updated: 21 March 2022

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