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.

Regional Projects Business Case Development Fund - This fund has been established to support a limited number of high-quality project proposals which may not otherwise have the means, capacity or expertise to progress without it. Applicants are able to apply for between £20,000 and £100,000 of funding, depending on the nature and complexity of the project, to be used specifically toward the creation of a Full Business Case. 


European Structural Investment Funds - Local European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) strategies are implemented through the process of issuing calls for projects. Bidding in response to Calls is open to all organisations that meet the eligibility criteria as ESIF funds are subject to European Commission (EC) open procurement regulations. Calls are usually time limited and will be issued at different times throughout the programming period.


Growing Places Investment Fund - The Coast to Capital Growing Places Fund is currently fully committed to loans for businesses in our area. The Growing Places Fund is designed to be a revolving fund, so the process of receiving and evaluating projects will be an ongoing one. However, this may not suit potential projects as we cannot currently guarantee when funds will be available.

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