Taking the LEAP

Our Economic Development Team has successfully secured over £100,000 of funding to support small businesses in the District.

The highly successful LEAP Small Grants Scheme is once again open to applications with a further £71,000 being awarded to the programme. The scheme this time around is specifically aimed at the District’s small visitor economy businesses. We will be seeking applications for Grants of up to £4,000 in 3 rounds:

Round 1 – applications for consideration in Round 1 are now closed

Round 2 – applications for consideration in Round 2 are now closed

Round 3 – applications for consideration in Round 23 are now closed

Depending upon reserves, there may be further rounds of LEAP in the future. Please keep in touch via our contact page if you are interested in the LEAP grant.

Applicants will need to show how their project will increase the number of visitors coming to the District and how the project will deliver the themes in the recently published Visitor Economy Strategy. The themes being: Horsham Hub & Host, Roots & Shoots and Curious Nature.

Businesses applying must be based in the Horsham District, be registered with HMRC and/or Companies House and employ less than 20 people.

If you satisfy the above criteria, you will be able to apply for the grant through a link here when the next round of funding opens.

The LEAP application process has now closed. Please keep checking our news section for updates about future LEAP rounds.

Watch the videos below on LEAP: