Edition: March 2023
We are delighted to feature local businesses benefitting from the Local Enterprise and Apprentices Platform (LEAP) Small Business Grant Scheme.
The scheme, launched by Horsham District Council and funded by the West Sussex County Council Economic Recovery Fund, has already supported a wide range of projects for different business types locally.
One LEAP funding recipient, Lynda Vowles – from Pulborough based organisation Mary How Trust (pictured, copyright Emily de Silva), which offers a screening service to detect the early signs of many life threatening illnesses - commented:
Sarah Shelley from home-based Shelley’s Venue Decoration (pictured top, copyright Simon Stewart) said:
Can we help your business grow?
We are launching a new round of LEAP small business grant funding on Monday 3 April. £86,000 worth of funding is available to support businesses. If you are hoping to set up a new business, wanting to grow your existing small business, or to take on an apprentice, you can apply.
Grants of up to £2,000 each will be available for District-based businesses, with fewer than 20 full-time employees and who are registered with Companies House or HMRC.
Applicants need to submit a business plan with a financial forecast as part of their application, and are required to match fund the grant by contributing towards 25% of their total project cost.
Click on the web link below or email the Business Development team
Find out more and apply
Applications for the next round of LEAP grants open Monday 3 April 2023. Apply on the Horsham District Council website.
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