Total government support for local councils and communities since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic is almost £27 billion, according to government figures just released.
It includes direct support for local authorities, emergency funding to support rough sleepers, business rates relief, grants for small business and support for local transport systems.
Communities and businesses in the South West have had £3 billion in government funding since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
Of the £3 billion, more than £2.5 billion is helping to support the region’s businesses.
Billions of pounds have been handed out in grants for small businesses and business rates reliefs for hospitality and leisure being able to operate during lockdown.
County or authority Additional Covid funding (£m): Infection Control Fund for care homes (£m): Business Rates Relief (billing only) (estimate) (£m) :Council Tax Hardship fund (billing only) (£m)
Dorset Council £21.08 £5.05 £45.33 £2.65
Wiltshire £36.73 £7.97 £88.58 £4.53
Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service £1.31
Dorset – £456.65 million (including £396.52 million to support businesses)
- Wiltshire – £282.45 million (including £233.01 million to support businesses)
- South West total – £2,998.06 million (including £2,561.33 million to support businesses)