Coast to Capital has a number of funding, grant and loan opportunities available to private sector and public sector organisations to support business growth in Croydon, East Surrey, Gatwick Diamond, Brighton & Hove, Lewes and West Sussex. This funding comes from our allocation from the Government's Growth Deal and the European Structural & Investment Fund which both support business growth.

Below is a list of the funding and grant opportunities currently available in the Coast to Capital area.


  • New Call For Bids - Local Growth Fund - Coast to Capital is launching a new ‘call for projects’ that will be funded from our remaining unallocated Growth Deal funding. This will specifically target projects that contribute towards the Coast to Capital Gatwick 360 Strategic Economic Plan (SEP); to deliver economic outputs as detailed within the 8 priorities SEP, or to support medium term delivery of our Strategy


  • European Structural Investment Funds - Coast to Capital secured £63.2m of ESIF funding for the period 2014-2020.
  • *£31.1m European Regional Development Fund (ERDF);
  • *£28.3m European Social Fund (ESF), and;
  • *£3.8m European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).


  • Growing Places Investment Fund - Coast to Capital is seeking projects that have been stalled, due to the lack of investment, to come forward. The Board is calling both public and private sectors to take this opportunity to consider the schemes they may have on their books.The Board is looking for projects that will be ready to implement in the short term and will create or unlock job creation. The Fund is designed to be a revolving fund, so the process of receiving and evaluating projects will be an ongoing one.


  • Growth Grant Programme 2019-2020 - The Coast to Capital Growth Grant Programme is a capital equipment (capex) grant. The grant provides investment to part-fund projects that intoroduce innovation and improve productivity.  It is available for growing, established small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises in the Coast to Capital LEP area. 

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