Council up to speed with COVID-19 business grant payments

Cotswold District Council has now paid out over £27.5 million in business support grants to over 2,200 businesses in the district.

All of the applications received over the last three weeks have been processed thanks to the efforts of staff who have worked tirelessly to get the cash to businesses as quickly as possible.

Cllr Mike Evemy, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, said: “This has been a fantastic effort by our team who have achieved this despite most of them working from home under lockdown and having to set up a new payments system.

“We have now reached the majority of businesses in the District but I would urge anyone who thinks they may be eligible and has not been contacted by the Council to get in touch.”

It is estimated that a further 400 businesses in the district could be eligible for a grant and have not yet applied.

We are still looking into applications from around 150 business owners to determine eligibility. These applicants will be contacted by council staff within the next three working days.

With more than 2,200 payments processed, the team administering the business grants can now typically process new applications in 2-3 working days if no further information is required with payments reaching business bank accounts through the BACS system two working days later.

Anyone who thinks they may be eligible for a grant should visit our website: or call 01285 623034.

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Cotswold District Council Communications Team