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Grants now open to support small businesses


06 Apr 2020


If you are a small business or a business in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors and are struggling as a result of the coronavirus crisis, there is now support available through the Local Authority Business Rate Grant to Businesses Scheme.

Horsham District businesses in these categories can now apply online for financial support.

Apply for grant funding

Who can apply and how much is available?

As part of the response to coronavirus situation the Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced a package of measures.

Businesses who are eligible for Small Business Rate Relief or Rural Rate Relief in England will be entitled to a one-off cash grant of £10,000.

Additionally, for the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, a scheme is available with a cash grant of up to £25,000 per property.

Businesses in these sectors with a rateable value of under £15,000 will receive a grant of £10,000. Businesses in these sectors with a rateable value of between £15,001 and £51,000, will receive a grant of £25,000.

“As a council we are committed to helping our residents and businesses through this crisis.


We fully realise that there are businesses who are in urgent need of support and welcome the aid these grants will bring to eligible traders.


We are pleased that the small business grant application process is now open and urge businesses to start applying now. We will disperse the funds as soon as we possibly can.”

Cabinet Member for the Local Economy Cllr Paul Clarke

Further business support

Please check out the links below to further sources of business support which are also available on the Horsham District Council coronavirus and business support pages: