Swindon Borough Council is reminding local businesses and
organisations about the availability of government grants in response to the Covid-19
In March the Government announced that grants would be
available to some small businesses and organisations. The Council has so far
processed over £20m in payments to more than 1,600 local applicants and
continues to work through thousands of others.
On average, it takes three working days from the application
being submitted to payment being made if the applicant’s company is eligible.
Businesses and organisations which have not received the money within this
timeframe are urged to check their My Account timeline on the Council’s website
and any emails before contacting the Council as further information may be
Lists of eligible businesses and organisations in Swindon which
are yet to submit an application have been published on the Council’s website.
Councillor Russell Holland, Deputy Leader of Swindon Borough
Council and Cabinet Member for Finance, said, “Our officers are continuing to
work extremely hard to get this funding out to eligible firms as quickly as
possible as we know many businesses are currently facing uncertain and worrying
“We have already paid these grants to over 1,600 businesses and
organisations but want to ensure we reach as many eligible firms as possible.
We are doing all we can to make contact but, ultimately, if they do not get in
touch and apply for the funding, we will not be able to pay these grants to
“With this in mind, I would urge any business owner who has
yet to apply to check the guidance available on our website, including the list
of potentially eligible businesses and organisations, and get in touch as soon
as possible so we can help.”
Additional support and advice is available for businesses which
may not be eligible for these grants through the Swindon and Wiltshire Growth
Further information can be found at: www.swindon.gov.uk/covidbusiness.