Wiltshire businesses have been invited to apply for coronavirus support grants. 

Wiltshire Council has reopened the discretionary grants to help businesses struggling with the impact of national Covid restrictions. 

The scheme is only open for new applicants or those who applied before November last year. 

A Wiltshire Council spokesman said: “Any business that has already applied for an ARG since November does not need to reapply as they will, if eligible, receive any further payments automatically.”

The grants support businesses not covered by other scheme such as the Christmas Support Payment. 

Leader of the council, Philip Whitehead encouraged businesses to apply for the support schemes, adding that applications will be open for the next month. 

However, this one month window will be reviewed after two weeks to ensure the scheme is not “oversubscribed”, the council boss said. 

“Grants range from £1,500 to £10,000, depending on the number of employees a business has, so this is vital funding that can really make a difference to Wiltshire businesses during this difficult time,” Cllr Whitehead said. 

For more information on the grants or to apply, please visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk/business-advice-support-covid19-grants