Our recent run of grant successes continues – our application to the Leader fund was successful. We have been awarded £75,000 – yes that’s right £75,000 (well, £74,978 to be exact) towards the build costs of the shop. The West Sussex County Council Leader fund is part of the Rural Development Programme for England and aims to support the growth and development of rural businesses. This makes a huge difference to the project and we are very grateful to the Leader fund for supporting us.  See the Community Shop page of the website for more news about funding for the shop