LEAP Local Enterprise & Apprenticeship Platform


All business grant funding has now been allocated. We do still have a limited amount of funds for apprenticeship grants.  Please check back from time to time to see if we receive further funds for grants.  For further business help please contact miriam.nicholls@arun.gov.uk.


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Apprenticeship Grants

• Would you like a grant to employ an apprentice?
• Is your business based in Arun?
• Do you employ less than 250 people?

Arun District Council is currently offering grants of £1,500 to private and voluntary organisations to employ an apprentice.


Business Grants

• Do you have an idea for your business that you can’t quite fund?
• Would you like a grant to help your business achieve that objective?
• Is your business based in Arun?

Arun District Council is currently offering grants of up to £2,000 to businesses.

Terms and conditions apply and grants are limited.  For more details email Miriam.nicholls@arun.gov.uk or call 01903 737845 for an application form.


Bognor Regis Business Start Up Course

FREE business start programme for people with a business idea or people who have just started their business in Bognor Regis and the Arun District. Fully funded by Arun District Council, this is your opportunity to learn about starting a business and the practical steps to make this a reality.

The Business Start Up Workshops

Venue: The Dome Enterprise Centre, University of Chichester Business School, Bognor Regis
Content: A series of 3-hour knowledge workshops. Learn what it takes to be successful in your business start-up. Build the knowledge to gain the confidence to create sales, develop powerful relationships with your customers and grow and develop your business. The workshops include:

• Pitching your business and selling
• Marketing and advertising
• Digital marketing, websites, social media and email marketing
• Legalities, including registering, business names and intellectual property
• Book keeping and cash flow planning
• What next? Launching (if you haven’t already) business support, raising finance and things to make your business life easier.

Do not miss this chance to join the programme, simply book your free place now by phone on 01243 793459 or email thedec@chi.ac.uk.

You can view the full LEAP poster below:

05-07-15 LEAP A5 flyer.pdf [pdf] 1MB