The Coast to Capital Growth Hub team provides fully funded advice, support and strategic leadership to help small and medium sized enterprises drive sustainable business success.
The Coast to Capital Growth Hub area comprises West Sussex, Brighton and Hove and East Surrey (Epsom and Ewell, Reigate and Banstead, Tandridge and Mole Valley).

The Growth Relationship Team are the first point of contact for finding business support for your business. The team help you review your business, identifying barriers to your growth and direct you to solutions from the very wide range of support available including funding, support programmes and specialists.


Click here to visit the Growth Relationship Team page for further information



If you are based outside the Coast to Capital Growth Hub area of West Sussex, Brighton and Hove and East Surrey (Epsom and Ewell, Reigate and Banstead, Tandridge and Mole Valley) please click here to find your local Growth Hub






Types of business support

we can help with:

Growth Relationship Team

Information regarding the support available through the Growth Relationship Team

Net Zero

Information on the support available to help businesses recue their carbon footprint

Business support



  • Community Solar Accelerator will enable SMEs to reduce CO2 emissions by match funded grants of up to £25,000

    Community Solar Accelerator is a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funded, SME support project, delivered by Brighton Energy Co-op.

    The project aims to support the shift towards a low carbon economy in the Coast to Capital region and beyond, by promoting solar PV & electric vehicle charging use in SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises)

    Community Solar Accelerator will enable SMEs to reduce CO2 emissions by match funded grants of up to £25,000 towards either:

    Solar PV arrays
    Solar PV arrays & electric vehicle charging points
    Grants are available at up to 40% of total eligible costs and are paid once the work is done and paid for. Match funding of 60% of the project cost will come from the SME and loans, investments, savings and company reserves can be used. However, please note your time can’t be included as match funding.

    The Community Solar Accelerator programme will run until 30th June 2023.

    To be eligible for support, you just have to meet the following criteria:

    - You must be a small or medium enterprise (SME). This includes:
    - Employing 250 (FTE) employees or less
    - Having an annual turnover of £44M or less and an annual balance sheet of £38M or less

    - If another firm owns more than a quarter of your company, they must meet the above criteria
    Your organisation must not have received more than approximately £180,000 of state aid in the last three years

    Community Solar Accelerator grants are predominantly for organisations registered and operating in the Coast to Capital LEP area, though organisations from more-developed regions of England are eligible

    If you would like to find out if your organisations is eligible, please complete the Expression of Interest at this link.

    Community Solar Accelerator is funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020.

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What sector do you operate in?

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What support do you require?

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  • Mid Sussex
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