Small Business Grant Scheme Crawley

What is the Small Business Grant Scheme Crawley?

The Small Business Grant scheme Crawley is still open for applications. The council has a budget of £80,000 to help support local businesses. The grant scheme is subject to funding availability. The maximum grant amount that you can apply for is £4000 and proposals need to be match funded by a minimum of 50 per cent of the total value. 

Small Business Grant Scheme Crawley

The Small Business Grants Scheme is available for eligible Crawley businesses:

  • Needing start-up funds 
  • Looking to expand or improve
  • Creating new employment

The main aim of the grant:

The aim of this scheme is to support a range of activities that foster greater levels of community connectivity and cohesion. This may include, for example, helping to promote and develop a strong civic community and pride of place as well as creative and proactive work to bring people together. Applications can be for funding to support a specific project related activity, an event, or items of equipment needed for a project. Start-up grants are also available as community development support. 

The grant scheme is for small businesses with less than 50 employees who operate in the Crawley area. Grants up to £2,000 and apprenticeship grants up to £1,500 are available to apply for. All Small Business Support Grants projects must be match funded 50 per cent by the small business.

Under the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant, businesses that would have been in receipt of the Expanded Retail Discount (which covers retail, hospitality and leisure) on 11 March with a rateable value of less than £51,000 will be eligible for the following grants per property:

  • Businesses with a property that has a rateable value of up to and including £15,000 will receive a grant of £10,000
  • Businesses with a property that has a rateable value of more than £15,000 and less than £51,000 will receive a grant of £25,000.