Get ready for Monday 17 May, Mental Health Awareness Week, Arts Council funding and more business news from Horsham District Council

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From Horsham District Council

Get ready for Monday 17 May

COVID-19 Roadmap 2021

From Monday 17 May, England will cautiously move to Step 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown.

This means indoor hospitality, saunas and steam rooms, indoor sport and exercise classes, and cinemas, theatres and other indoor entertainment can all reopen, as well as all remaining outdoor entertainment.

Is your business ready? Follow the button below to view the latest guidance for your sector.

Read guidance

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Taking care of your wellbeing can have positive effects on both health and productivity.

That's why the Federation of Small Businesses want to encourage the conversation about wellbeing amongst the UK’s 5.8 million small businesses.

Given that we spend an average of 8.5 hours of every day working, one simple way to boost your physical and mental health is to find small, sustainable ways to be more active in and around the working day. 

Find out more on the Federation of Small Businesses Wellbeing Hub

Arts Council funding

Arts Council

Arts Council England continue to run various funding programmes for businesses, organisations and individuals in the arts sector.

Below are two programmes that are currently open to applications:

National Lottery Project Grants: Open access programme for individual artists and practictioners, community and cultural organisations, museums and libraries.

Developing your Creative Practice: Supporting individuals who are cultural and creative practitioners and want to take time to focus on their creative development.

How to start a start-up boot camp

Chichester Business Hothouse workshop

Small businesses make up a huge part of our local economy. As part of our Start-up Local campaign to help more small businesses off the ground, we've sponsored a brand new remote boot camp from The Business Hothouse.

This free, expert-led, intensive, remote boot camp spread over six days will give you all the knowledge you need to get that business idea going or start-up growing.

Book your space

New Fully funded peer-to-peer networking programme

Coast to Capital

Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking programme which brings together SME business leaders that want to grow and develop their organisations for future success.

Coast to Capital Growth Hub bring together diverse cohort groups of individuals to collaboratively work through common business issues.

Through interactive peer learning, they enable you to discuss your own challenges, gain and reflect on valuable feedback and implement practical solutions to overcome them.

The first Cohorts will begin in June 2021. Follow the button to find out more and apply.

Find out more


Join Horsham District Business Support

If you want to try peer working or are interested in how it works, why not join the Horsham District Business Support Facebook Group? It's a great place to ask questions to other business leaders in our area and gather ideas to help you grow your business.

Join the group

Help to Grow: Management programme

Plan to Grow

The government’s new Help to Grow: Management programme offers the chance to take your business to the next level.

Join other senior business leaders in a practical management training programme, with 1-2-1 mentorship, delivered across the UK by leading business schools accredited by the Small Business Charter.

Register your interest now at Sign ups to the programme open in June.

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