Investment in East Sussex

The long term vision for East Sussex is to support sustainable growth

Rob Cottrill
Chairman of the Sponsors Board Locate East Sussex

Investment in East Sussex

East Sussex is committed to ensuring the continuing success and growth of the county, through investment in business, education, regeneration and sustainability.

Despite the challenges faced over the past couple of years East Sussex has been successful in securing significant funding across a range of Government programmes to improve its infrastructure, town centres, high streets and support the levelling up agenda. Since the start of this decade well over £100m of government funding has been allocated to the county which has also attracted significant private-sector funding. The next few years will see these projects make an impact on the East Sussex economy, broadening the attractiveness of the county to invest, live, and work.

Over £200 Million has been invested in East Sussex in the last 5 years.

Town Regeneration

Organisations supporting business growth

South East Business Boost

The South East Business Boost (SEBB) programme provides free business support to start-ups and SMEs offering a tailored mix of practical advice, grant funding options, coaching and workshops.

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Skills East Sussex

Programme to develop skills and support targetted groups into employment while also investing in buildings and equipment.

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The eSussex project, led by East Sussex County Council in partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council, was developed to improve connectivity by investing in infrastructure.

Project Gigabit is the UK Government’s plan to roll-out gigabit-capable broadband services from April 2023. Funding has been allocated to upgrade connections to properties that are not expected to receive a gigabit capable service from any planned upgrade programmes (such as those funded by commercial investment ), or properties that cannot currently access a superfast broadband service of at least 30mbps. The nationwide project is led by Building Digital UK, (BDUK) and we’ll be working with them to support the project in East Sussex.

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