Businesses could receive up to £5,000 to help them become greener.

Horsham District Council has introduced its new Green Leap small business grant scheme, which will be open for applications from April 2 to April 30.

Green Leap is an extension of their Leap scheme which helps businesses with their climate projects, but is more targeted to start-ups and small businesses.

Grants of up to £5,000 will be available to fund green initiatives, with up to £2,000 available for other projects depending on funding.

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A video guide and further information can be found at

Jacob’s Bagels near Pulborough has previously received a grant towards solar panels through the council’s use of the UK Government Rural England Prosperity Funding.

Councillor Colette Blackburn, cabinet member for climate action and nature recovery, said: "This support forms part of the council’s recognition of the vital role businesses play in enabling Horsham district to collectively transition to net zero by 2050."

Councillor Ruth Fletcher, cabinet member for the local economy and place, urged businesses to use the new video guide made by the council to help with their business plans and application.