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.


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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Getting the West Sussex economy moving

Priorities and partnerships are key to the county council’s draft Economy Reset plan in response to the economic impact of COVID-19.

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Step Up - New fully-funded graduate intern scheme launched

A new free fast-track training pogramme culminating with the opportunity to recruit for a fully-funded 6-week graduate intern.

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BRITE - a new business growth and innovation programme for businesses across Sussex

A new business growth and innovation programme called BRITE (Brighton Research Innovation Technology Exchange) aimed at supporting ambitious businesses located in the Coast to Capital region has been launched.

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Partner sought to help make Horsham Enterprise Park vision a reality

“This is an exceptional opportunity to join with the council in making our vision for one of the most exciting development sites in the county a reality"

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Green light for 21km of temporary cycleways in West Sussex

Funding for all seven temporary cycleway schemes in West Sussex has been approved by the Department for Transport.

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Broadband boost for rural homes and businesses as councils announce additional funding for Government voucher scheme

Residents and small and medium-sized businesses in rural areas of West Sussex can now benefit from the fastest and most reliable broadband connectivity if they choose to ‘go gigabit’.

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VisitEngland launch new business recovery webinar programme

This free webinar programme has been developed with businesses at its very core

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