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Bounce Back Loans (BBLS)

Bounce Back Loans (BBLS) are available for SMEs that have been financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses can apply for between £2,000 and £50,000 up to 25% of their total turnover to provide them with financial support. The loans are interest and fee-free for the first 12 months, with a 2.5% fixed annual interest […] Read more

Sussex Business ‘The Great Out-tours’ Nominated for Award

At the start of the pandemic, John Brooksbank was unsure what government funded support was available to him for his business.   After receiving funding from the SEBCOR grant for a piece of IT to help improve his business, John has updated us with some fantastic news. Read more

Additional Restrictions Grants

The Additional Restrictions Grant is designed to support businesses who are not eligible for the Local Restrictions Grant because they do not pay business rates, as well as those businesses which may have been severely affected but not required close. Read more

Local Restrictions Grants in East Sussex

The Local Restrictions Grant Scheme supports businesses for each 14-day period that they are forced close due to restrictions. The grant, which is based on the rateable value of the property on the first full day of local restrictions, is available through your local council. Read more

What can hospitality businesses do to survive social distancing?

Everyone is affected by the measures in place to stop the spread of Coronavirus but some of the hardest hit are small businesses in the hospitality, retail and leisure industry. Mike Watson from Business East Sussex has some advice on the options and assistance available to them. Read more