Issue details

Omicron Grant Funding

To approve diverting residual ARG Funding from the ARG Growth Fund to support businesses affected by “Plan B” Restrictions and the Omicron variant and to approve the amended ARG top-up Grant Policy.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects 2 or more wards;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/12/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The timescales involved in the announcement regarding the grant schemes means that an urgent decision is required to ensure that the eligible businesses receive the grants as soon as possible. It is not considered acceptable to delay the payments due to the adverse affect this would have on eligible businesses.

Decision due: Not before 29th Sep 2022 by Portfolio Holder for Growth and Prosperity

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Growth and Prosperity

Lead director: Director for Growth and Regeneration

Contact: Kevin Thomas, Senior Economic Recovery Officer Email: