A team has been working round the clock to ensure that local businesses can take advantage of the government grants available to support them through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since taking over the administration of the central government scheme last Friday, the Council’s Finance team has sent out 2,500 letters out to businesses and as a result has received almost 1000 grant applications.
Businesses who will be amongst the first to receive support include Sarah Horne, House of Silk and Sarah Horne Flowers (Leamington & Warwick) and Nicola Butterfield, Modern Kitchen, Kenilworth. Both will have payments made into their bank accounts early next week.
Sarah Horne commented;
“I have been in business for 40 years and never needed support before. This grant payment is a real lifeline and will help me to plan ahead to what happens after this. I really appreciate that the council has acted so quickly to get these payments out to us during this difficult time.”
Nicola Butterfield commented;
“This is a real help for my business and I’m very grateful to the District Council for their determination to get the payments out to us. Mine will be in my bank account on Monday or Tuesday next week, which is much appreciated.”
Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Finance, Cllr Richard Hales added;
“In the wake of this national crisis I am pleased that this Council has been agile and flexible, enabling local businesses to access the financial support they need as quickly as possible. Once again I want to extend my thanks to our Finance team, who have put in extra hours in challenging circumstances.”
Information about business support and grants can be found on the Warwick District Council website.