Get your business or start-up ready to acquire grant funding & finance

There’s a whole range of business grant and business finance options available to anyone with a business or a business idea, and if you have a sound business plan, you have good chance of getting them. We’re offering a free business planning workshop next Wednesday at 7pm:

How to Write an Effective Business Plan: book your free place

Our own £2.65million grant fund – Invest4 – awards between £2k and £5k to pre-start and early stage businesses, and up to £170k to established, growing businesses. You can find out quickly if you are likely to receive a cash award from Invest4 by booking onto this workshop:

Invest4 Fit for Finance boot camp: book your free place

The application process for an Invest4 grant is straightforward and we offer free, practical support to help you to fill out the application form as well as to develop any required accompanying documentation.

View the Invest4 grant application process infographic

If you have a business idea and you would like to assess its market viability, we’re running a free intensive programme called Building Products Customers Crave via the Sussex Innovation Centre. If you’re based in the Lewes area, you can book onto the free Leadership & Management programme that we’re running through LEAP.

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