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East Sussex County Council are helping companies in East Sussex with grants and loans through a new funding scheme delivered by Locate East Sussex.

The grants/loans are being offered to companies to help them grow and create new jobs.

The grants and loans for businesses are as follows:

  • Business Growth Fund provides grant and loan funding for capital investment to support job creation.  The Business Growth Fund is only available to micro, small and medium (SME) businesses (under 250 employees) and start ups.
  • Upgrading Empty Commercial Property Fund is aimed at companies that are planning to refurbish, upgrade or convert empty or underused commercial premises.
  • The Business incubator fund supports the creation (new build or conversion) of a minimum of three Incubation Centres.

Information on the Business Growth fund  is available at www.locateeastsussex.org.uk and application forms for grants and loans are available from Locate East Sussex on request by email or phone 01424 205085.