Funds Now Available To Support Local Businesses

Funds Now Available To Support Local Businesses

Horsham District Council’s highly successful LEAP Small Business Grants programme is now open for applications until the end of December 2019. The current programme is targeted at the District’s small businesses and start-ups.

The Council is granting funds of up to £2,000 per organisation in six tranches from June 2019 to March 2021. The second tranche of funds is now open to applications until 31st December 2019. Once all funding is allocated, the programme will be suspended, so we are dealing with applications on a first come, first served basis.

Commenting on the funds available, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for the Local Economy Cllr Paul Clarke said, “The Council’s 2017 and 2018 LEAP funding schemes were highly successful, supporting more than 60 local businesses who benefitted from cash injections to enable them to grow.  The first round of the 2019 programme supported 38 local businesses with a grant. I encourage local businesses and entrepreneurs wanting to start their own business to apply for funds now whilst they are still available.”

Businesses applying must be based in Horsham District and be registered with HMRC and/or Companies House.

Any business interested in applying for LEAP funds can apply here:

You can contact the Economic Development team at Horsham District Council by emailing