Leader rural funding. The latest round of this funding for rural businesses has just been launched and the press release containing details is https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/news/follow-the-leader-to-rural-business-success/  . Grants of between £2500 and £50000 are available. General information is available at  http://www.businesswestsussex.co.uk/leadergrants .

Digital Connectivity Grant Programme. This new grant is for groups of companies not planned for inclusion in either the commercial or publicly funded rollouts of broadband infrastructure and must be applied for before 15th January, 2016. This will be particularly relevant for small rural industrial estates with very poor broadband. Details are available at  http://www.coast2capital.org.uk/helping-business-growth/49-grant-funding/525-digital-connectivity-grant-programme.html#sthash.1mM3Sn78.nKTPhsjo.dpbs .

MSDC has some parking season tickets available for local businesses at the new Boltro Road car park. If anyone is interested in applying then they can contact Sue Rees (Parking Services Manager) on sue.rees@midsussex.gov.uk .