Would-be entrepreneurs and new business owners in Eastbourne are invited to register for a free programme to help make their new enterprise a success.
Now in its second year in Eastbourne, the Local Enterprise & Apprenticeship Platform (LEAP) programme is supported by Eastbourne Borough Council and has received £77,000 from the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
Applications are open for the 2024 programme which starts in May with a business start-up workshop. Candidates will be offered tailored support including one-to-one mentoring to help them create a robust business plan and they may be selected to present their ideas in a Dragon's Den style event.
The event's winner will take home £2,500 towards their start-up costs and a runner-up will be awarded £500.
The LEAP programme is delivered by not-for-profit organisation Edeal. To find out more, or to register, visit www.edealgroup.org/leap-startup-programme.