During the coronavirus pandemic, Havant Borough Council issued more than £33million in grants to more than 2,000 local businesses.
The grants were delivered over 12 different schemes set up between March 2020 and July 2021.
Councillor Alex Rennie, Leader of Havant Borough Council, said:
“The grants provided by Government to local businesses have been an absolute lifeline and the £33million issued so far has gone directly to protecting local jobs through what has proved to be a very long and difficult time.
“It was not always straightforward but I’m proud of the hard work and dedication of the staff at the council and our partners to ensure that everyone who came forward and was entitled to a grant got it as quickly and simply as possible.
“I hope that the businesses that have received grants can now go on to thrive.”