There is a wide range of funding opportunities available for businesses in the Coast to Capital area.

The Coast to Capital Growth Hub portal brings together funding from a wide range of sources including the UK Government financial support, European Funding, The British Business Bank and other local funding available through your local authority.

At the current time there is additional funding available from the UK Government for businesses in response to COVID-19. These are often made available through local authorities.

There are also useful portals to access funding including the British Business Bank Finance Portal, FINPOINT

Please note that the funding opportunities may be time limited.


Invest4 grant funds is currently closed. The fund was available to both pre-start and to growing established businesses. The type of grant fund offered is known as ‘match-funding’, where a business must agree to provide 60% of the required investment to which the funding body will then ‘match-fund’ the 40% balance.


Business grants from £2,000 to £170,000 can be secured and will be awarded through the Invest4 program managed by Brighton & Hove City Council.


The British Business Bank is a Government-owned, independently-run development bank that's helped more than 74,000 growing businesses find the right finance option to help them reach their next ambition.


The British Business Bank Finance Hub is designed to help businesses understand the financial landscape and ultimately access finance that suits their growth potential. It’s an independent, impartial digital hub designed to raise awareness of the different types of finance available for growing UK businesses. Explore finance options and find funding to suit your business. Click here.


Our Growth Hub team are available to help you identify the most appropriate funding available for your business.

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Recovery Loan Scheme

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A new loan scheme to support access to finance for UK business as they grow and recover from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.

SME Brexit Support Fund

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Apply for a grant to help small and medium-sized businesses new to importing or exporting

Coronavirus Grant due to National Restrictions (for closed businesses)

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Businesses that were open as usual, but then required to close due to national restrictions imposed by government may be eligible for the LRSG (Closed) Addendum schemes:

- from 5 January 2021 onwards
- between 5 November and 2 December 2020

Barclays Eagle Labs

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Barclays is investing in the future of Brighton by supporting entrepreneurs and ambitious businesses and helping them to innovate and scale.

Specialising in the creative industry with onsite Industry 4.0 expertise, our Brighton Lab is helping the local economy to grow.

COVID-19 Recovery Loans

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The Recovery Loan Scheme supports access to finance for UK businesses as they grow and recover from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme is administered by the British Business Bank, with loans available through a network of accredited commercial lenders.

Future Fund - British Patient Capital

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Future Fund: Breakthrough is £375m UK-wide programme which encourages private investors to co-invest in high-growth, innovative firms.



No matter how insightful or exciting the vision for your enterprise may be, it is only ever the getting there which determines your success.

Global Trade Finance

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Flexible working capital for UK exporters is provided by Newable Business Loans.

Unsecured, low interest rate loans up to £150K aimed at enabling a broader range of exporting SMEs to access additional working capital to help them scale – especially those in the service and software industries.

Help to Grow: Digital

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Take your business to the next level with the government’s new Help to Grow programme. The programme will help small and medium sized businesses across the UK learn new skills, reach new customers and boost profits.

You could get:

an Executive Development programme that could help you improve business performance and growth potential through Help to Grow: Management
free online advice and money off software that could help you save time and cut costs through Help to Grow: Digital

Help to Grow: Management

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Help to Grow is a £520 million government lead scheme providing two business support programmes

Help to Grow: Management and Help to Grow: Digital.

Both programmes are designed to help business leaders learn new skills, reach more customers and take their business to the next level.

Innovate UK

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Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government.

We drive productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base.



The Innovate2Succeed programme is designed to stimulate innovation, improve competitiveness and reduce the risks of and improve the efficiency of launching a new product or service.

Internationalisation Fund

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Grant funding is available now via the new Internationalisation Fund for eligible businesses in Coast to Capital.

KTN - Energy

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KTN’s Energy Team is at the centre of KTN’s work contributing to delivering the UK’s ambitious Net Zero targets. With specialists in Nuclear, Offshore Wind, Thermal Energy Systems, Batteries, Water, Hydrogen, Sustainable Energy, Grid and Distributed Systems, Electrical Energy Systems and Solar, the team has deep expertise, powerful connections and a track record of successful projects delivering environmental and societal impact.

LoCASE Grants - Surrey

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Grant programmes for businesses in response to climate change

LoCASE provides grants for businesses of up to £10,000 as well as an environmental training scheme and events. Targeted business support is on offer for companies who offer 'green' or low carbon goods and services.

LoCASE Grants - West Sussex and Brighton and Hove

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The Low Carbon Across the South and East (LoCASE) programme provides businesses with a grant (that doesn’t have to be paid back) of up to £10,000.

LoCASE is delivered for Clean Growth UK members in Sussex through our South East Hub, the University of Brighton’s Green Growth Platform.

Shadow Foundr

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Raising Funds for Your Business through Equity Crowdfunding

The Business Hothouse - Finding Finance and Funding

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Understanding how to access business funding and learning how to write and submit funding applications, could provide the investment you need to start or to grow your business. This free support is aimed at all business owners who want to raise funding to start, or to grow their business.

British Business Bank - Finance Hub

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The British Business Bank is a Government-owned, independently-run development bank that's helped more than 74,000 growing businesses find the right finance option to help them reach their next ambition.

British Business Bank - General Overview

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The British Business Bank is a government-owned business development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses.

Whether you're looking for finance to start a business, grow to the next level, or stay ahead of the competition, we're delivering greater volume and choice of finance.

British Business Bank Scale Up

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Are you looking to expand rapidly, having achieved positive growth over the last 12 months?

Our SCALE UP partners could be able to help you.

COVID-19 GOV.UK Financial Support Finder for Businesses

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Find coronavirus financial support for your business through using this business support finder

Funding Options

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Funding Options is a business finance matchmaker. Find the right finance from more than 50 of the UK's leading lenders, whether you want to raise £1,000 or £10 million. If you're looking for growth finance, business loans for working capital, commercial mortgages, invoice finance, asset leasing or something else, we can help you find it. It's completely free and no-obligation to see your funding options.

Knowledge Transfer Network funding round-up

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The funding landscape can be complex, so Knowledge Transfer Network's Emerging and Enabling Technologies teams have created a list of some of the latest relevant funding calls for the Emerging Technologies and Quantum sectors, as well as for the Electronics, Photonics, Sensors and ICT ones.

Start-up Business Loans

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Loans go up in £500 increments, with a typical loan around £2,500 but can be higher.

UK Export Finance

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UK Export Finance is the UK's export credit agency. They help UK exporters by providing insurance to exporters and guarantees to banks to share the risks of providing export finance. In addition, they can make loans to overseas buyers of goods and services from the UK. UK Export Finance is the operating name of the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD).

Clean Growth UK - South East Hub

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Clean Growth UK catalyses clean and green innovation through access to university expertise and facilities and commercialisation and investment support.

We’re a one-stop shop for green business growth.

Through our three university hubs, we provide and broker support focused on developing innovations, commercialising ideas, and securing funding for businesses on a mission to protect the planet for future generations.

We offer in-house support, as well as connecting you with innovation and growth support available through other organisations. All of our in-house support is either free or part-funded.

To work with us, you must be a member. Membership is free, and you get access to a suite of downloadable business resources, a regular newsletter highlighting the latest regional green business opportunities and the opportunity to apply for our free and part-funded support.

Alternative Business Funding

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At we provide a free and easy way for SMEs to find alternative business funding.

The on site tool is designed for businesses with a turnover of £100,000 or more - especially those with an interest in the non-bank business funding sector.

By providing links to other websites, Coast to Capital does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available on these websites

Angel CoFund

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The Angel CoFund is a £100m investment fund with objectives to back promising UK businesses and help develop the important business angel investment market.

Angel Investment Network

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Thousands of startup entrepreneurs submit business pitches to our platform hoping to raise funding and capital from business angels that they need to grow their companies. Connect with angel investors both locally and internationally.

Angels Den

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Angels Den Connects Investors With Awesome Businesses

Better Business Finance

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Better Business Finance provides impartial information and support to businesses and entrepreneurs looking to develop and grow; whether the business is seeking finance, or starting out or exporting abroad, BBF is here to help.

Business Finance Finder - FINPOINT

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More lenders. Less hassle.

Comparing business finance made easy.

Finpoint in partnership with Coast to Capital Growth Hub, we make it easy for businesses to access finance from the UK’s largest panel of lenders.

Carbon Trust

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The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies.

The Trust can help your organisation tackle climate change by reducing your carbon emissions and identifying growth and revenue opportunities through resource reduction initiatives, cost-saving strategies and the adoption of resource-efficient technologies.

Chichester District Council

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At Chichester District Council we recognise that the wealth of the community is generated by it's successful businesses.



Crowdcube is a leading investment crowdfunding platform where you can handpick the businesses you want to back and invest anytime, anywhere.

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

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Enterprise Europe Network was launched by the European Commission in 2008 and it is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized (SMEs) with international ambitions. It helps businesses across more than 65 countries worldwide to innovate and grow on an international scale.

Innovate UK EDGE, along with 600 member organisations, brings together over 3,000 business innovation specialists.

Member organisations include:

Innovation support organisations
Universities and research institutes
Technology organisations
Regional development organisations
Chambers of commerce and industry
Innovate UK EDGE builds on the capacity and capability of Enterprise Europe Network experts to understand the local business environment in which they are operating and offer a targeted and tailored service to SMEs to access:
International partnerships – expertise, contacts and events to connect companies with international partners
Advice for international growth – expert advice for growth and expansion into international markets

The Network includes expert groups covering key economic sectors from healthcare to agri-food and from intelligent energy to fashion and textiles.

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme 5th Grant

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Find out how to claim the grant if you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find your local authority

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Find the website for your local council

Your local authority can assist with a range of services including:

Business and licensing
Business rates
Health and safety
Licences and registrations
Refuse and recycling
Advice for businesses
Grants and funding
Travel and transport

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

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Appointing an ICAEW Chartered Accountant or regulated firm will ensure you get someone who is qualified, committed and accountable.

Adur and Worthing Small Business Grants

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Adur & Worthing Councils, in partnership with Adur and Worthing Business Partnership, are pleased to announce a fourth round of the Small Business Grant and Apprenticeship Grant Funding, for micro and small businesses in the Adur and Worthing area.

Claim capital allowances

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You can claim capital allowances when you buy assets that you keep to use in your business.

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