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COVID-19 Business Support

The current Coronavirus situation is an unprecedented and worrying time for the whole community, including businesses and employers.

West Sussex County Council is working with the Government and our partners to provide businesses with support, help and advice wherever possible.

On this section of the website you will find regularly updated information for businesses and employers regarding the Coronavirus crisis (COVID-19). This includes:

For more general information about COVID-19 for West Sussex residents visit the West Sussex County Council website.


Coast to Capital launches new 'Business Recovery Grants'

Coast to Capital have launched their new £2.1 million grant scheme aimed at supporting businesses in the area recover and grow from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New business to business portal launched with the aim of helping businesses recover from Covid-19

Area in Action is a new business to business portal designed with the sole purpose of helping Sussex businesses bounce back as quickly as possible from the impact of Covid-19.

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Coast to Capital Growth Hub launches Peer Networks programme

Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking prgoramme for small business leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success.

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Cabinet Minister visits tourism venues to hear of COVID-19 challenges

Cabinet Minister Oliver Dowden visited West Sussex visitor attractions on Tuesday 18 August to hear the challenges faced by the tourism industry and to highlight the Enjoy Summer Safely campaign.

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Works completed at The Track Bognor Regis

Local businesses, entrepreneurs and freelancers are invited to book a tour of The Track Bognor Regis, so they can learn more about how they can benefit from working locally.

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Webinars to help you plan ahead - Sussex Chamber of Commerce

Sussex Chamber of Commerce are hosting a number of webinars to help you and your business plan and prep for the future.

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SDNPA launches small grant scheme for Visitor Economy

South Downs National Park Authority are launching a recovery small grant scheme aimed at helping tourism businesses and cultural organisations affected by Covid-19.

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Small Business Leadership Programme and Peer Networks launched by Gov

The Small Business Leadership Programme and Peer Network scheme aim to enhance resilience and recovery from the impact of Covid-19, and enable SMEs to develop their potential for future growth and productivity.

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Hot House - Funding, Finance & Franchising fortnight

Across the next fortnight, the Hot House support programme will be focusing their support.

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FastFutures Programme launches

A new digital skills programme backed by leading global employers has launched to help prevent a lost generation of education leavers.

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