New Grant Scheme for Independent Retailers

| August 2022

Chichester District Council (CDC) has announced the availability of grant funding to support independent retailers with a physical high street shop presence in Chichester* to make improvements to their premises and / or retail operations. 

The Independent Retailers Grant scheme is now open to expressions of interest and an expression of interest form can be requested by emailing:

A deadline will be given by which to return the form and it will be reviewed to assess whether you will be invited to make a full application.

More information can be found in the Guidance Notes on the Chichester District Council website. It is strongly advised that businesses read these prior to contacting CDC as these notes detail the eligibility criteria.

The scheme is complemented by a programme of training workshops to help retail owners maximise the potential of their business. The training is offered at no additional cost to all independent retailers across the district.

It is a requirement of the grant scheme that applicants have engaged with the online training and completed at least one of the training modules prior to application.

* Independent retailers with a physical high street presence in East Wittering, Midhurst, Petworth and Selsey are also invited to apply for the grant scheme.