Applications now open for the Micro Business Grant Scheme 2020/21

PR2314/WH/MF - 17/11/2020

Mid Sussex District Council is offering grants to micro businesses in the district to fund projects that will support their growth. The scheme has proven successful in previous years, with over 40 businesses supported through the scheme in 2019/20.

The Micro Business Grant Scheme boosts the local economy by encouraging sustainable business growth and supporting micro businesses in the District.

The scheme is open to any Mid Sussex business with less than 10 employees and that has an idea for a project that will support their business growth. In addition to funding for growth projects, a further £1,500 is also available for any micro business looking to hire an apprentice.

“Mid Sussex is one of the strongest and most resilient local economies in the country and we are committed as a Council to support businesses and economic growth,” said Councillor Stephen Hillier, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

“Mid Sussex District Council has set aside £72,000 for The Micro Business Grants Scheme. We aim to encourage and support local businesses to grow within the current business climate and develop new ways of working in the future. We are committed to ensuring small businesses owners have every available opportunity to grow, thrive, and develop their business.”

The Micro Business Grant Scheme is available to businesses looking to:

- Reach new customers
- Increase the number of employees
- Introduce new products and services
- Improve business premises
- Improve business productivity.

For more information on eligibility criteria, the application process or to apply online, visit

It is important to note that the Micro Business Grant Scheme is not connected to the financial support currently on offer to businesses that are struggling due to COVID-19.

The Government is currently offering grants to businesses that are legally required to close because of lockdown measures. To apply visit

Mid Sussex is also awarding £300,000 in grants to local businesses, community groups and voluntary organisations affected by the coronavirus pandemic. To apply visit