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  • Covid-19 Business Support
    West Sussex County Council is working with the Government and our partners to provide businesses with support, help and advice wherever possible. On ...
    • Business Advice and Support
      Government support  For the latest government advice, visit GOV.UK: Coronavirus Business Support A list has been compiled of the coronav...
    • Financial Support
      Use the government's online tool to see what your business could be eligible for: GOV.UK: Find coronavirus financial support For more informatio...
    • Workplace Guidance
      Although most legal coronavirus restrictions in England were lifted on 19 July 2021, it is important that we remain cautious. Full guidance on how to ...
    • Impact of COVID-19 on the West Sussex Economy
      These reports are a monthly ‘snapshot’ on the impact of Covid-19 on the West Sussex economy, produced by the County Council’s Insigh...
  • Business Support
    West Sussex County Council can provide information on a number of business topics from procurement and trading standards to fire safety training and b...
    • WSCC Business Support & Advice
      The below provides a summary of the key services and initiatives and where to find more information....
    • Partner Organisations
      Find out about the support and advice available from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership; the three area partnerships; the seven di...
    • Coast to Capital Growth Hub
      The Coast to Capital Growth Hub team provides fully funded advice, support, investment and strategic leadership to help small and medium sized enterpr...
    • The Business Hot House
      The Business Hothouse offers free support and access to government grant funding for pre-start and growing business through until September 2022. Free...
    • RISE
      Research, Innovation in Sussex Excellence (RISE) has been awarded funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), West Sussex County Counc...
    • LoCASE
      The programme will help Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) grow and improve their energy efficiency through funding and business support: en...
    • Brexit Support: EU Transition Period
      The UK and EU have agreed a Trade and Cooperation Agreement governing future trade relations from 1 January 2021, that will see no tariffs or quotas o...
    • Business Networks
      Find below some further information on these groups and networks....
    • Business Intelligence
      The County Council has access to a number of data sources that can provide you and your business with key facts and figures. See below where you can f...
    • Coworking and Shared Offices
      Find a selection of coworking spaces below. Have we missed somewhere? Let us know by emailing business.support@westsussex.gov.uk. ...
    • Attracting and retaining talent
      Apprenticeships  Government is currently offering a £3,000 apprenticeship incentive payment to business who start a new apprenticeship bet...
  • Economic Growth Initiatives
    To help achieve this ambition, the County Council has developed the Economy Reset Plan (2020-2024) in response to the impact and challenges posed by t...
    • Creative Digital
      We want to maximise the impact of regional opportunities in this sector by creating the conditions to grow and attract creative and digital businesses...
      • The_Track Bognor Regis
        The Track in Bognor Regis is an exciting new creative and collaborative workspace, which has been delivered by West Sussex County Council, with the su...
    • Workforce, Employment and Skills
      The challenges of COVID-19 have had a marked impact on employment in West Sussex and we are seeing changes in workforce demands across the county as w...
      • Recruiting an age diverse workforce
        There are more people over the age of 50 in the workforce than ever before and as the demographics of our county change, residents are working for lon...
      • Apprenticeships
        Apprenticeships bring businesses many benefits including: Highly motivated and responsive workers, qualified on completion of their training scheme...
      • Digital Skills
        The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many small businesses to accelerate their digital plans, moving sales, engagement and communications online – b...
    • Visitor Economy
      West Sussex has an estimated 1.7 million trips a year, evidence suggesting that these visits are largely day visitors in peak seasons, or overnight st...
      • Experience West Sussex
        The Experience West Sussex Partnership is a forward-thinking tourism destination collaboration, created to ensure West Sussex is consistently a number...
    • Taste West Sussex
      A largely rural county blessed with abundant farmland and bounded by a coastline with a rich fishing heritage, West Sussex has a plentiful larder stoc...
    • Horsham Enterprise Park
      The local economy has received a major boost with the appointment of a development partner for this high-quality commercial space in Horsham. Plans ar...
    • LEADER Grants
      The LEADER scheme is part of the Rural Development Programme for England which is managed by the Rural Payments Agency and funded by the European Agri...
      • Grants Approved Update
        THE CENTRAL SUSSEX AND SUSSEX DOWNS & COASTAL PLAIN LEADER PROGRAMMES ARE CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS.   Our two LEADER Local Action Groups ...
      • Sussex Downs & Coastal Plain Local Action Group
        THE SUSSEX DOWNS & COASTAL PLAIN LEADER PROGRAMME IS CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS. Sussex Downs & Coastal Plain Local Action Group The Local A...
      • Central Sussex Local Action Group
         THE CENTRAL SUSSEX LEADER PROGRAMME IS CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS.   Central Sussex Local Action Group The Local Action Group is made up...
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        THE CENTRAL SUSSEX AND SUSSEX DOWNS & COASTAL PLAIN LEADER PROGRAMMES ARE CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS.   For further information and advice ...
    • WSSEN
      The term 'social enterprise' is used to describe a business model where profit is reinvested principally to fulfill social objectives or to grow the b...
      • The Spark Project
        The partners involved in this international project were University of Brighton and West Sussex County Council (UK), De Punt and Sociale Innovatie F...
      • About Us
        We promoted and raised the profile of social enterprise amongst funders, statutory bodies and potential customers and seek to identify all social ente...
      • Information & Resources
          Information is available in the form of Case Studies, Fact Sheets and presentations from past events. Please click the links on the right for ...
        • Case Studies
        • Fact Sheets
          Please click on the fact sheet tabs below to view the information....
        • Resources and Information
          What do charity leaders think about social investment – A survey by ACEVO, the charity leaders body, and social investment promoters Big Society...
        • Useful contacts & links
          West Sussex Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership WSCC (Main corporate site) West Sussex Sustainable Business Partnership   Loca...
    • Digital Infrastructure
      We want commercial suppliers to see our county as ripe for their investment, leading to increased digital infrastructure that will support gigabit-cap...
  • Growth Deals
    Each five-year, tailor-made 'growth deal' identifies specific priority projects to bring local improvements for West Sussex residents, businesses and ...
    • West Sussex Infrastructure Studies
       In 2015, the West Sussex local authorities collaborated on a high level study into infrastructure requirements across West Sussex and East Surre...
    • Adur & Worthing Growth Deal
      The overall aim of the growth programme is to maximise economic growth and prosperity in the region. The priorities are: Worthing Town Centre &ndas...
      • Railway Approach
        The Railway Approach scheme is connected to both the regeneration at Teville Gate and a partnership programme of town centre public realm improvements...
    • Chichester Growth Deal
      The Chichester Growth Deal, signed by the Leaders of both Authorities in April 2017 represents a Five-year, tailor-made partnership pledge between the...
    • Crawley Growth Programme
      The growth deal was signed in December 2016 and aims to transform the business and living environment in the town centre and Manor Royal, grow retail ...
      • The Eastern Gateway Scheme
        The Eastern Gateway scheme is one of the identified projects within the Crawley Growth Programme. It is a £8.3 million scheme which will deliver...
    • Mid Sussex Growth Deal
      The Mid Sussex Growth Deal represents a five-year, tailor-made partnership pledge made between the District Council and the County Council, clearly se...
    • Arun Growth Deal
      The aim is to deliver sustainable economic growth and unlock opportunities for new homes, infrastructure, employment floor space - preserving and crea...
    • Horsham Growth Deal
      The shared strategic growth priorities are based on those set out in the Horsham Place Plan. West and north Horsham developments – infrastruc...
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