Funding and grant schemes with Feb 28th deadline updates from Horsham District Council

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Coronavirus Business Support Grant schemes

The following two coronavirus business support grant schemes for funding support for eligible businesses close on February 28th 2022.

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant: The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme is to support businesses that offer in-person services, where the main service and activity takes place in a fixed rate-paying premises, in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors.

Additional Restrictions Grant: Applications for the Additional Restrictions Grant scheme are accepted from:

  • Businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors but who are not eligible for the Omicron Hospitality & Leisure Grant
  • Business ratepayers that are not eligible for Omicron grants because they do not meet the eligibility criteria for the Hospitality and Leisure Sector but the business has been severely impacted by the rise in the Omicron variant.

LEAP business funding

The current round of LEAP funding closes on February 28th 2022. Businesses who want to grow could get up to £2,000 to help make it a reality. Apply for LEAP online. Previous funding round:

LEAP case studies available on YouTube to find out about about previous successful applicants:

  • Revolution Cycle Sport
  • Stitch of Storrington
  • The Brick Bus

Shop Improvement Grants

Last chance also to apply for a Shop Improvement Grant, which also closes February 28th 2022.

Shop Improvement Grants for Businesses are a small injection of funding up to the value of £4,000 aimed at independent businesses based in Horsham District with a physical shop presence. The grant can be used towards the key improvements that businesses need to make to their premises and/or in-store operations.

Shop Improvement Grant schemes also available for Landlords who own a vacant shop premises in Horsham District. The grant can be used towards the key improvements that landlords need to make to their vacant unit with a view to gaining long-term tenants.

ESF Community Grants for third-sector businesses

Third Sectors or Small Organisations that deliver support to unemployed/economically inactive local residents within the Coast to Capital area could be eligible to apply for the ESF Community Grants.

ESF Community Grants of up to £20,000 are available to the previously mentioned organisations for the purpose of mobilising disadvantaged or excluded unemployed and inactive people to enable their progress towards employment.

To be successful in applying for a Community Grant, Applicants must be a Third Sector Organisation of any size which operates within the Third Sector, or a Small Organisation which employs fewer than 49 full time equivalent staff and have an annual turnover or balance sheet equal to or below EUR 10 million.​


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