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Hospitality businesses in South Somerset will soon be able to apply for additional grant support

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A new Hospitality Support Grant will soon be available from South Somerset District Council funded by the Additional Restriction Grant Fund supplied to us by Government.

South Somerset District Council has limited funding available for this scheme and will prioritise sectors that are likely to be most adversely impacted by the latest Government guidance and the ongoing Covid-19 situation. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to certain sectors operating within the hospitality industry.

Emails will be sent to businesses who meet the eligibility criteria based upon existing records and previous grant funding received, however we encourage you to visit:

Applications will open on 6th January at 10.00am and will remain open for 14 days until 20th January 2022.

Our Customer Connect team are experiencing an incredibly high number of calls. If you have any queries regarding the scheme, please contact and someone will respond as soon as is reasonably practicable.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be the current ratepayer and be in occupation of business rated premises in the South Somerset
  • Offer in-person food and drink services to the general public.
  • Provide food and/or drink to be consumed on the premises, including outdoors.
  • Operate within the following hospitality based sectors:
    • Food courts
    • Public houses/pub restaurants
    • Restaurants
    • Roadside restaurants
    • Wine bars
    • Cafes
    • Night Clubs
  • 50% or more of the business’s income must come from in person services
  • Businesses must be trading on 1st November 2021 and must intend to remain open unless Covid-19 Government guidance does not permit this.

 How to apply

An online application is available on the South Somerset District Council website through the following link:   

Applications will open on 6th January at 10.00am and will remain open for 14 days until 20th January 2022.

If you need any assistance in completing the application form, please contact the grants team on: and title the email South Somerset District Council’s Hospitality Support Scheme application support.

Thank you. You response is appreciated.

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