MSDC Grants Update

Mid Sussex

The Budget last week announced further business grants of up to £6,000 per premises for non-essential retail businesses, and up to £18,000 per premises for hospitality and other sectors that are having to open later, in order to support the re-starting of trading. These grants will be available to businesses (whether open or closed) who are liable for business rates and meet the grants criteria. Further details will be provided by MSDC very soon, with businesses being allowed to apply from the start of April 2021.

Please note most of the current Local Restrictions Support Grants for business will end on the 31st March 2021. MSDC will have to return any unallocated funds to central Government in due course, so please apply urgently, or if in doubt, contact the Council at to check your eligibility.

For businesses not liable for business rates, or working from home, there is still the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) available as a discretionary grant from MSDC. Round 4 of the ARG scheme is open for applications until midnight on the 31st March 2021. Apply via

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