There are a range of grants available to support businesses, charities and community groups.  Available grants are summarised below. Depending on your circumstances it might be that there is more than one grant fund that would be suitable.

Mid Sussex District Council continues to work closely with Government and our partners to provide businesses with financial support, help and advice wherever possible.

Government Grants

Financial support announced in response to the national lockdown

National Restriction Grants

National and Local Restriction Grants are available for businesses with a rateable property. Supporting businesses that have been subject to closure and restrictions during lockdowns and restricted trading.  

The objective of the scheme is to support fixed costs such as rent during the lockdown periods. The grants available is based on the rateable value of the property. 

These grants are administered by the Revenues team

Further information here

Additional Discretionary Grant

The Additional Restriction Discretionary Grant Scheme. Primarily aimed at small (under 50 employees) and micro businesses (under 10 employees)  

Businesses operating from home, a rateable or non-rateable business property can make a claim for assistance with ongoing business expenditure. The business needs to evidence that income has been significantly reduced due to the current pandemic and that there are ongoing business expenses over £250 per month. 

A business can make a claim even if it is not mandated to close and can apply under multiple schemes.

These grants are administered by the Revenues Team

Further information here


Other Covid-19 Support and Advice can be found on our Coronavirus Community & Business Support page

Local Grant Funding

Corporate Grants

Mid Sussex has a variety of schemes to support community organisations and local businesses.

Community & Economic Development (CED) Grants

Mid Sussex District Council’s Community and Economic Development Grants aim to support local businesses, voluntary, community or not-for-profit organisations to provide activities and projects that add social and economic value to their communities and which help improve the quality of life in Mid Sussex.

Projects need to demonstrate that they work towards our priority areas including:

Community Safety

  • Safer communities
  • Domestic abuse

Health & Wellbeing

  • Social isolation and loneliness
  • Mental health
  • Health inequalities
  • Dementia
  • Inclusive sports
  • Young people

Community Resilience

  • Volunteering in the community
  • Social inclusion, community cohesion and integration
  • Youth and/or family focused interventions
  • Rural resilience
  • Community Based Environmental Projects

Further information can be found here

These grants are administered by the Community Services team

Facility/Capital Grants – Release of S106 Funds

The council holds a Section 106 Fund which can be used to support capital projects concerning works to:

  • Community buildings
  • Recreation facilities (play areas and sports)
  • Public artworks

This money often has restrictions attached and can only be used for specific locations.

Further information can be found here

These grants are administered by the Community Services team


Other sources of funding can be found under Business Support

Last updated: 25 February 2021