04 Jan Exciting grant support for micro businesses
Mid Sussex District Council has allocated over £36,000 in grants to help local micro businesses fund projects that will support their growth.
The Council’s Cabinet Grants Panel met on 12 December to consider grant funding applications from micro businesses located right across Mid Sussex. The panel awarded 20 grants that totalled £36,398.
Supported projects included funding for solar lighting, new product development, staff training and development, premises improvements, targeted marketing campaigns and backing for the development of online services.
The Micro Business Grant Scheme boosts the local economy by encouraging sustainable business growth, supporting start-up and micro businesses in the District.
Grants of up to £2,000 were available to Mid Sussex business with less than 10 employees and an idea for a project that will support their business growth. In addition to funding for growth projects, a further £1,500 was also available for any micro business to support the hire of an apprentice.
Councillor Stephen Hillier, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Net Zero said:
“We have a wealth of ambitious and creative micro businesses in Mid Sussex, and I’m delighted that we have been able to support their development once again through this grant funding programme.
“By getting behind these growth projects we can help local businesses that are looking to reach new customers, develop new products and services, become more productive, improve their premises and create more jobs.
“This was the final round of Micro business grant funding for this year and takes our total allocation for 2022/23 to over £70,000. I’m excited to follow the progress of these aspiring businesses as they grow, develop, and expand over the next few years.”