New omicron grant scheme opens to Richmondshire businesses

Richmondshire District Council has launched its new grant scheme to support businesses who have been severely affected by the latest coronavirus variant.

It is aimed as companies not eligible for the omicron hospitality and leisure grant scheme.

Officials say the omicron additional restrictions Grant (ARG) recognises the effect the variant has had on the business sectors generally.

The district council is administering the grant on behalf of the government.

It supports businesses that offer in-person services with one-off grants of up to £6,000.

For further details on this scheme and to apply for the grant log on to