Business estates or clusters in Coastal West Sussex have until midnight on 17 April 2016 to apply to the second round of the Digital Connectivity Grant Programme. £225,000 is being made available as part of this pilot grant project to improve connectivity for groups of businesses in Coastal West Sussex and across the whole of West Sussex. 

To be eligible for a grant, businesses must not have access to superfast broadband and are not included in the planned delivery of the publicly funded roll out by Better Connected, a partnership of West Sussex County Council, BT and BDUK (the government department responsible for broadband delivery).

Funding comes from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership Local Growth Deal under their ‘Growth is Digital’ project. The programme has been developed by Rural West Sussex, Gatwick Diamond, Coastal West Sussex, West Sussex County Council and the South Downs National Park Authority.

Grant applications will be assessed by the programme panel, who will assess value-for-money, economic impact and deliverability. 

To find out if your business is in an eligible location and to book a place at a Digital Connectivity Grant workshop, or if you have any questions, please email

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