Businesses in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being urged to sign up to the South and Vale Business Support mailing list to ensure they keep up to date with the latest news about the financial support available to them during the ongoing restrictions.
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are currently administering a number of government-funded support grants which cover the periods during national lockdowns and localised tier restrictions, as well as further support for pubs.
Each time the government announces a new grant it can take several weeks before they provide councils with the specific details they need in order to open the scheme for applications.
The website also includes lots of advice for businesses as well as links to further support.
Since restrictions were first introduced last year, the councils have provided more than £46million in grants to businesses across the two districts.
The following grants are currently open for applications from businesses in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse:
Tier 4 and national lockdown funding update:
The councils are currently waiting for further information from the government regarding the grant funding for the period from 26 December 2020 (Tier 4 Restrictions) and the new national lockdown from 6 January.
To receive notifications about when these grants become available please subscribe to the South and Vale Business Support newsletter – sign up at svbs.co.uk.
Cllr Robin Bennett, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “It can take some time for the government to provide the information we need before we can open individual grants for applications. However, we are doing our best to open them as quickly as possible and appreciate people’s patience while we wait for this information to reach us. The quickest way to find out when grants become available locally is to visit svbs.co.uk and to sign up to our mailing list.”
Cllr Bethia Thomas, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “We know that many businesses are continuing to face an extremely challenging situation and I want to reassure them that we are here to support you. If you are being affected by the restrictions, please visit svbs.co.uk where you’ll find lots of helpful advice and up to date information on the grant funding that’s available.”