Exit Accessibility View


30 July 2020

Vital business grants funding closes soon

Businesses in Wiltshire are being urged to apply for vital grant funding before the schemes close on Friday 28 August 2020.

Nearly 7,500 businesses in the county have benefitted from either a £10,000 Small Business Grant, or a £10,000 or £25,000 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant. This funding, which does not have to be repaid, has offered a lifeline to many small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

These grant schemes are still open and eligible businesses are being encouraged to apply online as soon as possible. Applications and any additional information required must be received by 5pm on Monday 24 August 2020 to allow sufficient time for the application to be processed and the funding paid before the grants programme closes.

In addition, a further 450 businesses so far have received £7,000 through the Discretionary Grants Fund. This scheme is now closed to new applications and those applications that have not yet been paid are continuing to be processed.

Philip Whitehead, Leader of Wiltshire Council: said "We have given nearly £89 million to local businesses through the Small Business Grants Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants Fund and over £3 million through the Discretionary Grants Fund. These grants have been vital to our local economy, helping to ensure the survival of shops, cafes, hotels, restaurants and many other businesses.

"We have now reached the final stages of these grant schemes and it is imperative eligible businesses receive the financial support that is available to them before it is too late. If you think you are eligible, please complete the online application form and provide all the supporting documents required as soon as possible or by the 5pm Monday 24 August 2020 deadline.

"After the grants funding closes on Friday 28 August 2020, any unspent grant has to be returned to central government.

"The funding could provide a welcomed injection of cash for you and your business and even better, it does not have to be paid back, so don't miss out."

To apply online visit our website.

Last updated: 30 July 2020 | Last reviewed: 30 July 2020

Share this article

Latest Tweets


Join us for an online fostering info session at 4pm tomorrow. It will start with an intro to fostering, followed by… https://t.co/xHnQTiVZyN

08 Aug 2020 20:12


Being in coronavirus household isolation can cause anxiety for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domest… https://t.co/zy977EKQ6P

08 Aug 2020 16:36


RT @DWFireRescue: There is a heightened risk of wildfires this weekend. Help us prevent these fires Please don't have fires in the open a…

08 Aug 2020 12:42


Many people at risk of ill health due to hot weather are also at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus. If… https://t.co/4grgtcYXuD

08 Aug 2020 12:36