Business funding

Whether you are looking to start a business, relocate to Horsham District or expand your current premises, it’s important to assess your funding options. There are a number of funding schemes and business growth opportunities that can help you, and we've listed the key ones we're aware of here.

Horsham District Council

Business Rate Relief

Explore forms of rate relief available to eligible businesses.

LEAP Small Business Grants

LEAP Funding

  • Match funding grants
  • Managed by Horsham District Council
  • Start-ups and small businesses based in Horsham District
  • Must have less than 20 FTE
  • Must have a fully costed, 3-year business plan
Rural England Prosperity Fund

Rural England Prosperity Fund

The Rural Fund provides capital funding to:

  • Support new and existing rural businesses to develop new products and facilities that will be of wider benefit to the local economy
  • Support new and improved community infrastructure
  • Support projects in a rural area (excludes Horsham Town)
UK Government

Government grant funding

The ‘Find a Grant’ digital service is a single place for eligible individuals and organisations to find and apply for government grants and gain access to financial support.

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Grantfinder is a database for all types of funding including loans, awards and grants to help local companies succeed and grow. Available at Crawley Library. Find out more on the West Sussex Libraries website.

Arts Council England

Arts Council England Funding

Arts Council England invest in art and culture for a lasting return. They offer multiple funding programmes for organisations, artists, events, initiatives and others to help achieve their strategy, Let's Create.

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Expanding Woodlands for Climate in the South Downs

  • Managed by South Downs National Park Authority
  • Expanding woodland habitat in the South Downs
  • Opportunity for land managers to get paid to plant and manage woodlands
  • Work with vetted UK organisations looking to buy woodland carbon credits from the South Downs
UK Government

Workplace Charging Scheme

  • Government grant scheme
  • For eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations
  • Voucher-based scheme
  • For the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charge-points