Following the widespread survey of our rural retailers in February 2010, we are now pleased to announce the availability of a Grant Aid Scheme to help support independent rural retailers in their longer-term viability and/or help them support their local community by enhancement of the services offered.
The most common form of support that was felt to be most worthwhile / needed was some modest financial assistance. Rural retailers will be able to apply for a maximum grant of £500.
To be eligible for the grant retailers must be based in the rural areas of Wealden District, ie outside of the main towns of Crowborough, Hailsham, Heathfield, Polegate or Uckfield.
If you would like to apply please click on the link below for further details and an application form: