Swindon's share of extra COVID-19 funding revealed

By Barrie Hudson - 16 July 2020

CommunityPolitics

Swindon's total share of extra Government funding to ease coronavirus-related spending pressures has been announced as just over £13m.

  • Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick revealed the figures

    Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick revealed the figures

Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick confirmed allocations for individual councils from the £500 million set aside for additional support.

The funding is intended to help councils in England continue to deliver crucial frontline services, support those most in need and meet new spending pressures so they can deliver for residents.

The extra £500 million is being distributed to councils based on population and levels of deprivation, and how the costs of delivery of services varies across the country.

Mr Jenrick said: "Councils are playing a vital role in our national fight against coronavirus, providing a lifeline for so many and supporting communities at a time when they need it most.

"That’s why we are giving them an extra £500 million – taking our total additional funding provided to £4.3 billion – and today I am setting out how this will be allocated to councils fairly based on the pressures they have told us they are facing."

Swindon Borough Council's total allocation is £13,005,343, while Wiltshire Council will receive a total of £29,008,806.

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