Posted on 28th November 2016
£83,000 Council grant funding available to help Mid Sussex businesses grow
Mid Sussex District Council is encouraging micro businesses in Mid Sussex to apply for grant funding of up to £2000 to help their business grow.
The funding has been provided by West Sussex County Council as part of a £500,000 investment across the whole of West Sussex. The money comes from local Business Rates and each District and Borough is being provided with £83,000 to reinvest back into the local business community.
The grants of up to £2000 are available to any Mid Sussex business that has less than 10 employees and an idea for a project that will help their business grow. Up to £1500 is also available to help micro businesses take on an apprentice.
“The Council is committed to supporting local businesses and sustainable economic growth in the district and this funding could really help you to take your business to the next level,” said Councillor Jonathan Ash-Edwards, Mid Sussex District Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Resources and Economic Growth.
“Maybe you would like to improve your products or services by carrying out some research and testing the changes with your customers. Or you might want to develop a new product or service and sell it to new or existing markets.
“Perhaps you would like to hire an apprentice, invest in your staff by arranging for them to attend training courses or maybe you’re thinking of selling your products or services online. Whatever it is that you would like to do, our grant funding could help, so apply now and see how far your business could grow.”
For more information or to apply online visit www.midsussex.gov.uk/businessgrants.
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"The BHBPA is a fantastic hub for our business community to get together and catch up, discuss important local issues and connect new and interesting enterprises."
"Regular, well organised events, excellent updates and information by email along with a warm welcome from the Chair and Coordinator are just some of the positives at BHBPA."
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