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SWT to simplify grant claims process

SWT is finalising a scheme to simplify the claims process for business grants being administered on behalf of the Government.

08 January 2021

Council news Business

Did you know you can now shop locally online?

In October this year, SWT became the first Council in Somerset to team-up with award-winning digital platform, ‘ShopAppy’, enabling residents to bu...

09 December 2020

Council news Business

SWT brings festive cheer to Taunton

With the announcement of Somerset West and Taunton being placed under Tier 2 restrictions, the Council is pressing ahead with a range of events and...

03 December 2020

Council news Community Business

SWT scheme will allow limited access to East Street

SWT is implementing temporary arrangements for access to East Street during the festive season.

SWT opens Additional Restrictions Grant scheme

SWT’s grant scheme providing extra support for businesses affected by the current national lockdown is now open.

27 November 2020

Council news Business

Business grants scheme open

Eligible businesses in the Somerset West and Taunton area will be able to apply for The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) from today, Friday...

20 November 2020

Council news Business

Taunton’s Christmas lights switch-on goes virtual

SWT and its partners have been busy preparing the town to bring some festive cheer despite the second round of national restrictions.

18 November 2020

Council news Community Business

SWT issues further grant support to local businesses

New national business grants are being made available to support local businesses affected by the recent lockdown period. They are the Local Restr...

13 November 2020

Council news Business

SWT gifts ShopAppy platform to support local businesses

SWT is gifting the e-commerce platform ShopAppy to local businesses for 12 months, providing another way to boost trade.

16 October 2020

Council news Business