Experience West Sussex Visitor Economy Business News May 2023

We hope the recent holiday period was good for business and these longer, lighter days have brought in more visitors and website clicks. With May containing three bank holidays including the once in a lifetime Coronation of King Charles III, we decided to send you our newsletter early. There are so many business opportunities to be snapped up before the …

Gatwick Airport calls for Sussex groups to apply for £200,000 of funding

The Gatwick Airport Community Trust is calling on local groups and projects throughout the Sussex area to apply for grants to support their ventures. There is a total of £200,000 available for groups in Sussex, as well across Kent and Surrey – the application process is now open, and the deadline is 31 March 2023. Melanie Wrightson, Stakeholder Engagement Manager …

Grants Fund Launch

The grant fund element of the programme is now live. The Create Growth grants fund is designed to help creative businesses explore new game-changing innovation projects as a stimulus for growth. The fund offers grants of between £10,000 and £30,000, and is open to micro and small businesses in the creative industries. Applications must offer an innovative and ambitious idea …

Invest4 Grant Fund

The Invest4 Grant Fund will re-open on 1st December 2022 for the submission of applications and business grants of up to £20,000 will be awarded. You can request an application form from the Grant Fund Manager at invest4@brighton-hove.gov.uk. All applications will be assessed on a first-come-first-served basis. The application process is quick and straightforward, but please note that any application received which is judged …

Micro Business Grant

Mid Sussex District Council still has grant funding available to support Micro Businesses and Start Ups. The Scheme offers match-funded grants of up to £2,000 to micro businesses (fewer than 10 employees) with a project idea that will contribute towards their growth. In addition to this, a further grant of up to £1,500 is available to support the costs of …

The Micro Business Grant Scheme

Calling all HHBA members – The Micro Business Grant Scheme is still open for 2022. Building on the success of previous years, funding has been secured for business grants that aim to support small local businesses in their growth and development. This year Mid Sussex District Council has £71,000 available. Grants of up to £2,000 are available for businesses with …

Hothouse Invest4Grants – Close 3rd October

The Invest4 Grant Fund has been created to help new businesses to start-up, and to help growing businesses to grow more quickly. The fund is open to most business owners and start-up founders who are based in the coast-to-capital area and over 90% of those who apply are given a cash award. Read more here >>https://www.chi.ac.uk/collaborate/business-hothouse/invest4-grant-funding/

£3.2 million Covid-19 support grants for local businesses

Mid Sussex District Council will allocate over £3 million this month to almost 700 local businesses that have not yet received any financial support during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) has been provided by the Government to support businesses that were not eligible for their main Business Grant support schemes. Many businesses were unable to claim …

Funding still available – Micro Business Grant Scheme

Calling all HHBA members – The Micro Business Grant Scheme is still open for 2022. Building on the success of previous years, funding has been secured for business grants that aim to support small local businesses in their growth and development. This year Mid Sussex District Council has £71,000 available. Grants of up to £2,000 are available for businesses with …

Micro Business Grant Scheme

The Micro Business Grant Scheme is still open for 2022. Building on the success of previous years, funding has been secured for business grants that aim to support small local businesses in their growth and development. This year Mid Sussex District Council has £71,000 available. Grants of up to £2,000 are available for businesses with a project idea that will …

The Micro Business Grant Scheme has returned for 2022

The Micro Business Grant Scheme has returned for 2022. Building on the success of previous years, funding has been secured for business grants that aim to support small local businesses in their growth and development. This year Mid Sussex District Council has £71,000 available. Grants of up to £2,000 are available for businesses with a project idea that will contribute …

Carbon Reduction Funding

Funding available to support SMEs reduce CO2 emissions. The next round of the CSA grant is now open, with funding up to £25K available. The ERDF funded grant will provide 40% (up to £25K) off the costs of solar PV arrays or solar PV arrays & electric vehicle charging points. Please see the brochure below and the website link to submit an …

Grants and COVID Business Rates Relief

The Guidance on the new Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant, the additional ARG Grant and the COVID Additional Relief Fund have all been published and all these are now live to claim for at https://midsussex.grantapproval.co.uk. Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant The grant eligibility is largely the same as previous grants to hospitality and leisure businesses. The key features are: Businesses …

Store Improvement Grants of up to £4,000

As part of a programme of support for our local independent retailers Mid Sussex District Council is currently accepting applications for our Independent Retailers Grant Scheme. This funding is available to support independent retailers (less than 5 stores) in Mid Sussex to make improvements to their premises and / or retail operations. These grants are part of a package of support for independent …

Applications open for latest business support grants

MSDC plan to open its discretionary ARG grant claims on Monday 17 January 2022 in line with all other West Sussex District Councils. From Monday you can apply at https://lnkd.in/e4efURm. Please note that limited funding is available for this. Mid Sussex District Council are now LIVE taking claims for the new Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant of up to £6,000 …

Find out if you can get an Invest4 Grant

In-person Invest4 Q&A’s & boot camps. The Business Hothouse has moved as many free workshops as possible to in-person sessions, including the Invest4 Grant Q&A’s which their holding in towns and cities near you across October and November. Come along and find out if you are eligible for a grant and how much you will be awarded. Brighton Tuesday 30th November Book …

Clean Growth Grants – £10,000 business grant scheme for West Sussex

LoCASE grants for business growth and efficiency LoCASE (Low Carbon Across the South and East) is a Business Growth and Innovation Grants Business Growth and Innovation Grants scheme for businesses. The scheme offers grants of up to £10,000 to environmentally-focused organisations for business growth projects. LoCASE also offer grants of up to £10,000 to any other type of business for energy/resource efficiency …

Supporting Local Businesses – ARG funding (£1.27m)

Dear HHBA Members, MSDC are one of the few Local Authority’s so far to get the top up ARG funding (£1.27m)(which they received last Friday (28 May 2021).  They will now continue paying the ARG grants to ensure at this challenging time they continue to help local businesses and organisations as much as possible and allocate every part of the …

Additional Restriction Grants

The Government has released more discretionary funding for a further round of Additional Restrictions Grants. The grants will help to support businesses that have been negatively impacted financially by the pandemic but may not pay business rates. Businesses can apply for these grants at https://midsussex.grantapproval.co.uk/ . The deadline to apply for the new Restart Grants and the latest Additional Restrictions Grants …