Mid Sussex District Council

There are so many different grants available that the whole procedure can get a little confusing.

Do you know you can claim for more than one Grant?

If you claimed for a COVID19 Business Grant of £10k or £25k last year, there could be more financial help in grants that you are entitled to.

If you pay Business Rates you can enter your 12 digit reference number into the system and it will let you know which grants are available to you.  Please follow this link: https://midsussex.grantapproval.co.uk

If you are a business who were mandated to close (restaurants, retail, pubs, sports, etc.) by the Government (further advice is at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close/closing-certain-businesses-and-venues-in-englan) you could be entitled to the following grants:-

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed Addendum) – 5/11/20 to 1/12/20

Local Restrictions Support Grant Closed – 2/12/20 to 15/12/20
Local Restrictions Support Grant Closed – 16/12/20 to 18/12/20
Local Restrictions Support Grant Closed – 19/12/20 to 25/12/20

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed Addendum) – 26/12/20 to 4/1/21
Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed Addendum) – 5/1/21 to 15/2/21 (6 weeks)

If you are a business that was mandated to shut by the Government for any of these above periods you are able to apply for any of the above Grants that your business was shut for.

If you are a Restaurant that has continued trading by offering a take away service or a retail shop offering click and collect you are still entitled to these grants. 

Please also note that all the above grants remain open to apply for and will be open until the 31st March 2021.  It is not too late to apply for any period.

Discretionary Grants

There are three different Grants available here, which is open to all businesses whether you pay business rates or not.

Tier 2 Open Scheme Businesses Effected – Two grants available 2/12/20 to 18/12/20 and 19/12/20 and 25/12/20.

There are further Discretionary Grants called the Additional Restrictions Grant – you DO NOT have to be closed to apply for these Grants.

Please note further information on the business grants is available at the Council website at https://www.midsussex.gov.uk/revsandbens/business-rates/grants-for-businesses/

If you require any further information or assistance with the Grant system you can email businesssupport@midsussex.gov.uk

We have posted MSDC’s webinar on our website and if you wish to watch it  <<CLICK HERE>>.


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