Business development grants for website improvements

UPDATED 8th January, 2020 – the Chichester District Council Enabling Grant is open again for applications.


We all know the tell-tale signs when your website is no longer delivering: leads, enquiries and sales are in decline.

But if your services and products are still in demand then you should be investing in your business by refreshing or rebuilding your website.

Here at Pallant Digital we understand that this could start you thinking about costs; but how much business is your old site losing you? Can you afford not to invest in a new website?

Fortunately, many local authorities offer grants or funding to business owners just like you to develop and improve their website.

Five of our customers in the past couple of years have successfully applied for Chichester District Council’s Enabling Grant for their website project.  One of them used the grant to build eCommerce into their website, four used it to rebuild their outdated, and unsuitable, existing websites. Each of these are feeling the financial benefits already from their digital investment.

In summary, what’s available?

Capital Projects and Website Projects

The Enabling Grant is designed to improve efficiency of independent local businesses and to maximise the potential for growth.

New or improved websites (match-funding of up to £2500)

Website Projects

  • To enable small businesses with existing websites to improve and upgrade their sites to meet current customer expectations, and to ensure their sites are ‘mobile friendly’
  • To enable recently launched businesses to establish a high-quality and engaging web presence quickly and affordably
  • To enable small businesses needing to make the move into online sales and bookings to add an e-commerce module quickly and affordably

Read more here and their guidance notes for application criteria and the process.

Grants like these aren’t available all the time, so don’t delay having that first conversation with us about getting your business back on track, digitally. You won’t regret it – in fact, your business will thank you for it.

Whether you are looking to improve your current WordPress website or start afresh, get in touch to see how we can transform your business experience online in 2020.

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