Decision details

Business support for Lewes District

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


(Non-key decision):


(1) To continue to fund a business start-up programme to support local pre-start and early-stage enterprises with specialist provision built-in to a) help entrepreneurs understand what a socially productive business is, and b) support those wanting to pursue a social enterprise model.


(2) To approve a new budget of up to £105,000 for a 3-year period from April 2024, and invite suppliers to tender for the contract. The award will be subject to adoption of the final 24/25 budget and Medium Term Financial Strategy.


(3) To approve the renaming of the ‘LEAP business start-up programme’ to ‘Lewes District start-up programme’.

Report author: Kerry Barrett

Publication date: 14/09/2023

Date of decision: 14/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 14/09/2023 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Effective from: 20/09/2023

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