Council has administered £74.3m of Covid-19 funds

Scottish Borders Council HQ.Scottish Borders Council HQ.
Scottish Borders Council HQ.
Scottish Borders Council has administered £74.3m of Covid-19 business grants to 5,770 companies, councillors are to be informed next week.

The local authority has also spent £71.518m through its Covid-19 Reserve/ Recovery Fund supporting key workers, essential partners and service providers such as Live Borders, transport and early years providers to remain sustainable.

When members of the council’s Scrutiny & Petitions Committee meet on Thursday, August 17, they will receive a report showing how funding received from Scottish Government was allocated.

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The report says: “From the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, in March 2020, the council took a very proactive and prudent approach to the management of the council’s finances during this very challenging period”.