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LOCAL GRANTS & FUNDING AVAILABLE

Small Business Growth Grant 

The Small Business Growth Grant is available to local micro businesses of up to 10 employees. Grants of up to £2,500 are available, with a 50% match funding contribution required (exclusive of VAT).

For example, if you want to purchase some equipment that costs £1,500 - a contribution of £750 would be required from your own funds and you can apply for £750 from the grant fund. Any added VAT would not be refunded and is not counted within the project cost.

You must be able to demonstrate how the project will develop your business and what difference it will make.

Payment will be retrospective. Applicants will need to ensure they have total funds available upfront and are in a position to commence the project straight away. Once approved, applicants will also be required to supply relevant paid invoices within 30 days. 

Click here to read the Small Business Grants Guidance Notes 

Click here to find out more and apply

Apprenticeship Grant

The Apprenticeship Grant is available to individual businesses of up to 50 employees. A one off payment of £1,000 per apprentice is available towards the cost of taking on an apprentice. Individual businesses can apply for up to two grants.

Click here to read the Apprenticeship Grant Guidance Notes 

Click here to find out more and apply

Government funded support for business - The Business Hot House

The Business Hothouse support program is run by a consortium of expert delivery partners based in the Coast-to-Capital area, and is funded through the European Regional Development Fund and Local Authorities. 

The program offers free expert business knowledge support and access to government grant funding. It is open to pre-start and established businesses and will run until September 2022. 

Click here to read more

Kick-start Tourism and Restart and Recovery SME Grants

Coast to Capital have launched a pre-application information page to help businesses prepare to apply for a Kick-start Tourism or Restart and Recovery SME grant ahead of the scheme opening on Tuesday 15 September at midday.

The Kickstart Tourism grant is aimed at businesses within the visitor economy with fewer than 250 employees, while the Restart and Renew SME grant is aimed at all other businesses with fewer than 250 employees. Applicants for both must have been impacted by COVID-19 and must satisfy further eligibility criteria. Businesses can apply for grants of between £1000 - £3000 (up to £5000 in exceptional circumstances) toward professional services to help them adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic or to purchase new equipment. 100% of the money will come from government with no obligation for businesses to contribute financially.

Funding is extremely limited and we expect the scheme to be very popular, so you should complete the gateway diagnostic tool as soon as possible after the scheme opens. We are not operating a waiting list so decisions will be made on a first come, first served basis. The gateway diagnostic will close when the limit has been reached. 

If you would like to be notified by email when the fund is open, please complete this short Expression of Interest form.  

Click here to read more about this grant

Coast to Capital Business Recovery Grants

Coast to Capital are are pleased to announce that a new £2.1 million grant scheme, ‘Business Recovery Grants’ has been launched to provide businesses in West Sussex, Brighton & Hove, East Surrey, Croydon, or Lewes District with funding of between £10,000 and £170,000 (for projects of £20,000 to £340,000).

The programme will provide up to 50% of an expansion project for organisations that can demonstrate a clear link to COVID-19 recovery and growth. In addition, Coast to Capital are looking for businesses to set out plans for job creation and job retention to improve the unemployment rate in the local area. 

Key details of the scheme:

  • Application window will be open until Friday 18th December 2020
  • Total of £2.1 million funding available
  • Grant range £10,000 to £170,000 (for projects of £20,000 to £340,000)
  • Grant funding must be matched by the applicant (at least 50% of project value)
  • Grant funding must be spent on capital items only (match can include revenue costs)

Click here to read more and to apply


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