Free business start-up programmes

Eastbourne residents with a business idea or who have opened a new business, have an opportunity to apply for the Lewes district’s biggest business start-up programme.
Applicants on the LEAP business start-up programme have access to a package of tailored support to help them create strong foundations for a successful business. Applicants will also be in with a chance to win a cash grant to start their business.
Whatever stage participants reach, Edeal will help local entrepreneurs with their business ideas through the agency’s range of free business support services.
For more information and to register, visit here or
Her Biz programme for aspiring female entrepreneurs will also be returning via Zoom this May. Participants will have the chance to win £500 towards their start-up costs.
For more information visit here