Covid-19 business grants

Here is the latest from Lewes regarding help that can be given in these difficult times:-

The portal for the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund is live and accepting applications from eligible businesses who will receive £10,000 or £25,000 depending on various criteria.

Businesses can visit the council website where they can register on a dedicated portal – www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/businessgrants. When the required information is uploaded, an automated system validates the details and payments to the business will soon follow.

The website also includes further details on the grants including eligibility and exclusions.


Council Tax support for self employed

Our new hardship funds are available to help those that are self-employed and having difficulty paying council tax during the Covid-19 crisis. Re-apply for Council Tax Reduction outlining your current circumstances and we will endeavour to do our best to help. To claim visit here: www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk.

The portal for the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund is live and accepting applications from eligible businesses who will receive £10,000 or £25,000 depending on various criteria.

Businesses can visit the council website where they can register on a dedicated portal – www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/businessgrants. When the required information is uploaded, an automated system validates the details and payments to the business will soon follow.

Who to contact for business advice

If you need help understanding the schemes put in place to help businesses through the current COVID-19 situation contact Business East Sussex on 01273 335878 or visit southeastbusiness.org.uk/east-sussex.

A business advisor will also be able to help you on a one to one basis on a range of matters including business planning, business continuity, leadership and management and funding and finance.


The website also includes further details on the grants including eligibility and exclusions.