MSDC Discretionary Grants for Local Businesses – Round 2 for Applications – Apply Now!

Mid Sussex District Council will be reopening for a second round of applications for the Discretionary Grants for local businesses at 7am on Monday 29th June, this will close again at midnight on the 12th July 2020.

Please note that there are 4 main levels of discretionary grant as outlined below:

CategoryMaximum Grant Amount Criteria
At least £250 in rent or flexible licence fee per calendar month. / Eligible market trader, unable to trade with ongoing costs.£2,500Eligible market trader unable to trade or local business with West Sussex* registered trading address, trading on or before 11 March 2020.
RV or property costs up to £15K per annum£5,000RV or where no RV rent/ mortgage costs, service charges.
RV or property costs between £15,001 and £51,000 per annum£10,000RV or where no RV rent/ mortgage costs, service charges.
RV or Property costs of over £51,000 – a payment of £25,000 to be made to business applicants only in exceptional circumstances£10,000 (In exceptional circumstances £25,000**Exceptional circumstances will include:-

Business closed completely 100% income lost from 18th March 2020 – 13th May

Must meet as a minimum all 3 conditions – RV, income and closure.

* In this case the business grant may only be considered by the West Sussex Council where the registered trading address is located.

Please note you can apply if you work from home for your business.  The RV or property costs could include fuel and other charges, mortgage, rent.

Further information is available at

Please read the West Sussex and Mid Sussex District Council guidelines for the discretionary grants carefully before applying.

Apply for a discretionary grant online at

If you need any additional information or clarification please contact Kevin Stewart and his team on   or