New Grants available for West Sussex Businesses

West Sussex county council have put aside a further pot of £600,000  to help businesses to start-up and to grow in West Sussex.

This programme is for start-ups, early-stage companies (1-2 years) and  established and growing businesses in West Sussex that are SMEs.

Job creation is the key

The proposal must create or safeguard jobs in West Sussex and the company will need to fund half the project with the grant supplying the other 50% up to a maximum of £25 k

50% of the funding available will be dedicated to specific sectors

Important sectors

These sectors are:

  • Manufacturing, particularly linked to healthcare, aviation or marine industry
  • Low carbon and renewable technologies
  • Tourism and local food
  • Care
  • Land based businesses

Suitable projects

Examples of suitable projects include

  • Purchase of machinery and equipment
  • Premises refurbishment/expansion
  • Feasibility work relating to business expansion
  • Development and implementation of business strategies to improve sales and commercial performance
  • Knowledge transfer-related activities
  • Product development
  • Efficiency improvements

Find out more now

Full details available at the Be The Business Site

You can find out more at 3 special presentations which you can book here

There are also 1 to 1 clinics available to support your application these will be held in Horsham, Worthing and Chichester – please ring Sussex Enterprise on 0844 3715400 to book your slot



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