05/01/2022 Wiltshire Council latest news on supporting Businesses (see more)

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council

We received the latest Briefing Note from Wiltshire Council in respect of Covid and they have advised the following support for businesses:-


The government announced on 21 December that there will be additional support for hospitality and leisure businesses with one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premises for eligible businesses, plus more than £100 million discretionary funding will be made available for local authorities to support other businesses

We are awaiting more information on this new funding, including the full guidance on eligible businesses and the process for distributing the grant payments, so if any relevant businesses get in touch please let them know. We have issued a newsletter to local businesses to inform them of this too.

Our officers are also working hard to process grants we will be issuing to hospitality and leisure businesses in January. These will automatically be paid to businesses who previously benefitted from a Restart or Discretionary Restart Grant, subject to eligibility checks. There is no need for businesses to reapply or contact us regarding these grants and we will update businesses with more information in the new year – including how new hospitality and leisure businesses can apply.

Please encourage people to sign up for our business newsletter for latest updates.


You are most welcome to spread the word amongst your members and the business community.

Many thanks

Gill Welsman-Clarke

Administrative Services Officer

Monday & Tuesday: 8.30am to 5pm

Wednesday & Thursday: 8.30am to 2pm

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council