Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updates on council services, health advice, and support available for residents and businesses.

COVID-19 - Government support for businesses

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) the Government announced there would be support for small businesses, businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, and nurseries.

Full information on all the Government business support schemes and the eligibility criteria can be found on the GOV.UK Business Support website.

Swindon Borough Council is responsible for administering the following grant funding in Swindon Borough:

  • Small business grant funding
  • Cash grant for retail, hospitality, and leisure
  • Business rates holiday for retail, hospitality and leisure
  • Business rates holiday for nurseries

The Government has provided full guidance in the following documents:

GOV.UK website - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Details of the Small Business Grants Find (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF)

GOV.UK website - Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on business support grant funding

GOV.UK website - Business rates: expanded retail discount - guidance

GOV.UK website - Business rates: nursery (childcare) discount 2020 to 2021: coronavirus response – local authority guidance

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