News and communications
The latest news and communications from Wiltshire Council.
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Published 18 February 2022
Last chance for businesses to apply for grants and rate relief
Wiltshire Council is reminding businesses in the county that time is running out for them to apply for COVID-19 business grants and rate relief schemes
Published 4 February 2022
Applications now open for discretionary business grants
Wiltshire Council has today (Friday 4 February) opened applications for the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) to help Wiltshire businesses impacted by the Omicron wave from December 2021.
Published 2 February 2022
COVID-19 continues to affect schools and education settings as council reaffirms its support
Wiltshire Council continues to support education settings in their response to the ongoing pandemic
Published 2 February 2022
Wiltshire Council offers business rate relief for some COVID-hit businesses
Rate-paying businesses that have not yet received any rate relief during the pandemic may be able to claim a rate reduction this financial year, under a new Wiltshire Council scheme.
Published 26 May 2021
Final chance for Wiltshire businesses to apply for discretionary COVID grant payments
Wiltshire Council is reopening the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG, also known as discretionary payments) window for businesses who are yet to apply for any other funding.
Published 10 May 2021
Public reminded to stay safe and keep following the rules as restrictions change on 17 May
Following the Prime Minister's confirmation of the move to Step 3 of the Government's roadmap on 17 May, and the reopening of more businesses, Wiltshire Council is asking people to keep following the current rules until they change on 17 May.
Published 7 May 2021
Helping businesses follow the COVID Roadmap
Guidance for businesses preparing for the potential easing of some restrictions on 17 May.
Published 23 April 2021
Restart Grants to support Wiltshire businesses set to open for new applications
Wiltshire Council has paid out more than £11m in the recently announced Restart Grants to 1,520 businesses, and is now opening the window for new Restart Grant applications to support businesses as they reopen following the easing of lockdown. In total, the council has paid more than £156m so far to Wiltshire businesses during the pandemic.
Published 14 April 2021
Support available for eligible school families who have to self-isolate
Eligible Wiltshire students and their families are being reminded of the support available if they need to self-isolate as a household due to COVID-19.
Published 6 April 2021
Wiltshire Council issues advice and support to businesses as lockdown is further eased on 12 April
As non-essential retail, outdoor hospitality and personal care premises are set to reopen on 12 April, Wiltshire Council has updated and reissued its guidance for businesses once lockdown is eased.