Discretionary Grants Re-opened

MSDC will be reopening for a second round of applications for Discretionary Grants as at 7am on Monday 29th June 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight on 12th July 2020.

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


Maximum Grant Amount


At least £250 in rent or flexible licence fee per calendar month. / Eligible market trader, unable to trade with ongoing costs.


Eligible 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


RV or where no RV rent/ mortgage costs, service charges.

RV or property costs between £15,001 and £51,000 per annum


RV 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 18thMarch 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 – if in doubt please ask.

Please apply at www.grantapproval.co.uk

Further information is available at https://www.midsussex.gov.uk/revsandbens/business-rates/discretionary-business-grants/

Attached are the West Sussex and Mid Sussex DC guidelines for the discretionary grants. Please read these guidelines carefully before applying.

Please contact Kevin Stewart if you need any additional information or clarification.

Thank you

Mr Kevin Stewart, FIRRV, MAAT, MCMI, Business Unit Leader Revenues and Benefits

Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1SS

Tel: 01444 477229

MSDC Guidelines

WSCC Guidelines

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