Grants and funding

Find information about funding opportunities available for businesses in West Sussex.

Businesses can access a variety of funding opportunities from a range of sources including UK Government financial support, European Funding and through local authorities.

Use the Government’s Business Finance and Support Finder tool for a full overview of what is available in our region.

Grantfinder is a database for all types of funding including loans, awards and grants to help local companies succeed and grow. Grantfinder can be accessed for free on computers in West Sussex libraries.

  • Invest4 funding - Match-funded grants of between £1,500 and £170,000 are available for both start-up and growing established businesses as part of The Business Hot House programme.
  • LoCASE - Grants of up to £10,000 for environmentally-focused businesses to support the growth and improvement of their energy efficiency.
  • Internationalisation Fund - Match-funded grants of between £1,000 and £9,000 will be available to support companies international trade ambitions (subject to eligibility and availability).
  • Recovery Loan Scheme - Financial support for businesses across the UK as they recover and grow following the coronavirus pandemic.

The district and borough councils often have funding available to support local businesses. Check your local council’s website for updates on the latest availability.