Business Grants and Funding



Applications for LEAP Grants can be made from 1st – 14th November by completing the Small Business Application form – (please note the form will not be available until 1st November). If you have any questions please email  Applications received after the deadline for this round will not be considered.



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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 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

You can view the full LEAP poster below:

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


The Coast to Capital LEP area Growth Grant Programme is a capital equipment (capex) grant.  The grant provides last resort investment to part-fund projects undertaken by innovative, high growth small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises in the Coast to Capital LEP area. Eligible projects will result in an increased turnover of at least 20% per annum and improved productivity in the company and wider economy.

Applications from all sectors are welcome, but the Programme would particularly like to see applications from companies in the following sectors (identified as key for the Coast to Capital region economy):

  • Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Environmental Technologies, Goods and Services
  • Creative, Digital and IT (CDIT)
  • Healthcare, Medical Technology and Life Sciences
  • Professional and Business Services
  • Food and Drink Manufacturer

Please see the attached Grant opportunties.docx [docx] 230KB