Support for businesses during COVID-19 outbreak

The Government has set out a package of measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.  You can see full details of the support for businesses here:

If you are enquiring about how to access the cash grants for small businesses who receive small business rate relief or rural rate relief, please note that these will be administered by Lewes District Council, the local District Council that has responsibility for business rates.

You may also like to make contact with the local government-funded Business East Sussex Growth Hub.  They will not have any more information on the government schemes than you can find on the government website at this time, but they may be able to help you with wider business support such as financial planning and business resilience. You can fill in the ‘contact us’ form on the Business East Sussex website and a business navigator will be in touch.