We do this by supporting a number of initiatives and funding streams.
The Coast to Capital Business Navigator Growth Hub service
The Business Navigator service is your one-stop-shop for business support and funding advice. Access to free face-to-face business advisors, an online information portal and telephone helpline for businesses and entrepreneurs who are looking for a simple and easy route to business advice and finance options.
Enteprise Advisers Network (EAN)
We are engaging with businesses in the area through an innovative project to make sure that young people take the right decisions about their future career. We get businesses and schools to work more closely together through the Enterprise Advisers Network. The Enterprise Adviser is a senior business person, who will work with a school so its teaching staff are fully aware of the employment opportunities on offer locally, as well as, training and development techniques available. The scheme is now being rolled out across the whole of the region. We currently have over 20 number of schools and 27 business mentors and are still recruiting.
Newhaven Enterprise Zone
Coast to Capital and partners have secured the first Enterprise Zone site for the area in Newhaven for 2017. An Enterprise Zone offer benefits to businesses including; discounts on business rates, simplified planning and superfast broadband.
Loans and Grants
Coast to Capital offers a range of grants, loans and equity schemes for businesses of all sizes. Such as the Growing Places Loan which provides funding to help kick-start and support major development projects and the Business Growth Grants which offer up to £100,000 to SMEs looking to expand. Please refer to our Funding section for more information on what support is currently available.