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.
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."
"Since joining BHBPA we have found it to be a dynamic and vibrant members’ organisation, with excellent, regular and informative meetings.
Peter Liddell does a first class job in ensuring that members’ interests are aired and addressed.
"The BHBPA is the most effective and dynamic business organisation I have ever worked with in over 30 years in Local Government. It has a very active and large membership whose points of view are taken seriously by all government structures. Peter Liddell does an excellent job in providing unique and enjoyable networking opportunities where members interact and discuss points of mutual interest. It provides a forum for businesses to discuss common issues, to share experiences and to play a powerful and meaningful role in the Burgess Hill community. The BHBPA provides important and credible support for all its members and ensures that their best interests are represented where necessary. "
"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."