The Coast to Capital Growth Hub team provides fully funded advice, support, investment and strategic leadership to help small and medium sized enterprises drive sustainable business success and regional economic growth in West Sussex, Greater Brighton and East Surrey.
New Business Recovery Grants
Coast to Capital is pleased to announce that a Business Recovery Grants scheme has been launched to provide businesses in West Sussex, Brighton & Hove, East Surrey, Croydon and Lewes Districts with funding of between £10,000 and £170,000 (for projects of £20,000 to £340,000).
Future Flight Challenge phase 2 is now available
Innovate UK will invest up to £30 million in innovation projects as part of phase 2 of the Future Flight Challenge.
Apply for the coronavirus Future Fund
This scheme will issue convertible loans between £125,000 to £5 million to innovative companies which are facing financing difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Business Recovery Support Sessions
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The Coast to Capital Growth Hub is providing, through our network of experts, FREE and impartial one hour 1-2-1 advice on topics to support businesses as you return to work and implement recovery plans.
COVID-19 Support by Sector
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Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations are providing COVID-19 related support for specific sectors.
Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)
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These 14 guides cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe.
Bounce Back Scheme
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The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) is a new scheme designed to enable businesses to access finance more quickly during the coronavirus outbreak.
COVID-19 GOV.UK Financial Support Finder for Businesses
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Find coronavirus financial support for your business through using this Gov.uk business support finder
Create a coronavirus NHS QR code for your venue
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Use this service to create a QR code for display in your venue.
Freedom Works and Rume2 Area in Action
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New Area in Action portal launched to help Sussex business bounce Back
Kickstart Job Scheme
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Following the Mini-Budget 2020: The government has introduced a new scheme offering to pay 100% of the wages of employees aged 16-24, if an organisation chooses to hire them on a six-month job placement.
Small Business Leadership Programme
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Helping businesses to survive and thrive beyond COVID
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme – For SMEs and Advisors
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The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) provides financial support to smaller businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).
Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme
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The Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) facilitates access to finance for medium-sized and larger businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
- What you can get
- How long the loan is for
- How to apply
- If the lender turns you down
COVID Small Business Grant Fund
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The Small Business Grant Fund (SBGF) supports small and rural businesses in England with their business costs during coronavirus.
COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme Claiming
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Claim for 80% of your employee’s wages plus any employer National Insurance and pension contributions, if you have put them on furlough because of COVID-19.
- What you’ll need
- How to claim
- After you’ve claimed
- Contacting HMRC
Lead Out of Lockdown sessions by Sussex Innovation Centre
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A purpose-built programme of virtual workshops, original insight briefings and agile decision-making tools, facilitated by our expert advisors to help you and your team adapt to the new normal
Future Fund Scheme Application
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This scheme will issue convertible loans between £125,000 to £5 million to innovative companies which are facing financing difficulties due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Surrey Trading Standards
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Buckinghamshire and Surrey County Council's Trading Standards team has extensive experience of advising a variety of businesses from small family companies to international blue-chip corporations. To start benefiting from our advice services, register for business advice today!
Our Business Advice Team is part of Surrey and Buckinghamshire Trading Standards and is made up of experienced and qualified Trading Standards Officers, who can help you ensure your business complies with consumer protection laws and regulations and help you maximise your profits.
Transport Technology Research and Innovation Grants
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The Connected Places Catapult is proud to be delivering the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Transport-Technology Research and Innovation Grants (T-TRIG) Programme.
COVID Job Retention Scheme
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Claim for some of your employee’s wages if you have put them on furlough or flexible furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
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If you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) use this scheme if you're eligible to claim the grant.
Automatic Enrolment and DC Pension Contribution
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COVID-19 guidance for employers
Coast to Capital Jobs Fuse
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SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS AND EMPLOYERS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
Coast to Capital Jobs Fuse has been launched to help employers and individuals with employment challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is a joint service created by Coast to Capital LEP, Coast to Capital Growth Hub, The Education Development Trust (a prime contractor for the National Careers Service) and the Department for Work and Pensions.
COVID - Advice hub from Sussex Chamber
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As coronavirus continues to challenge many businesses, Chambers around the network are putting together support for members.
COVID - trading internationally
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This advice is for UK businesses that export or deliver goods and services abroad and have been impacted by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID - Non GOV Business Support
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This list is not comprehensive, but you may find it a helpful starting point for further advice.
COVID-19 Claim Back Statutory Sick Pay Paid To Employees
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If you're an employer, find out if you can use the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to claim back employees' coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).
- Who can use the scheme
- What you can claim
- Records you must keep
- How to claim
- Other help you can get
Find you 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
Health and safety
Licences and registrations
Refuse and recycling
Advice for businesses
Grants and funding
Travel and transport
Health and Safety Executive Shop Risk Assessment Tool
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This tool allows those working in small low-risk shops to do their risk assessment quickly and easily.
The Health and Safety Executive has developed this tool, in consultation with Local Government Regulation, and supports the approach for these businesses.
It enables you to produce a tailored assessment by selecting the relevant hazards and thinking about how you control them.
The assessment should take around 20 minutes.
Help and support if your business is affected by COVID-19
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Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus.
Maintaining records to support NHS Test and Trace
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Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace
Manor Royal Training Courses
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Manor Royal BID and Crawley College have worked hard to respond to the challenges Covid-19 and have launched an online suit of heavily subsidised training including a new FREE seminar programme of bite sized learning.
NHS COVID-19 App Information and Support
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Download resources to support visitors at your business or organisation.
Applying for a Moratorium from Companies House
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Applying for a moratorium under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020
How to apply for breathing space to consider a rescue plan for your company, under measures to support companies and other types of business in financial difficulty.
COVID - acas advice for employers and employees
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Advice relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) provided by acas.
COVID-19 Returning to the workplace
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This guide will help you plan your organisation’s next steps following a period of furlough or once lockdown measures start easing
Reopen your business safely during COVID‑19 guidance
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Use this guidance to help you carry out a risk assessment and make sensible adjustments to the site and workforce.
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.
COVID-19 - Changes to notifying an option to tax land and buildings
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Check temporary changes to the time limit and rules for notifying an option to tax land and buildings.
- Changes to the time limit
- If you are notifying an option as a business
- If you are notifying an option as an agent
COVID - NHS Guidance
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Advice for everyone
Advice for people at high risk
Symptoms and what to do
Self-isolation if you or someone you live with has symptoms
Staying alert and safe (social distancing)
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The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, for as many people as we can, as quickly and fairly as possible in order to safeguard livelihoods, but in a way that is safe and continues to protect our NHS.
Expert Hour: Returning to work - HR Q&A by Worthing and Adur ChamberClose
Sue Beeby from HR Dept will be hosting a Q&A session answering all of your HR based questions
Opening up the city as lockdown eases by Brighton ChamberClose
Opening up the city as lockdown eases
Mentor Briefing Webinar: Brexit + future Growth of the UK by Be the Business - Mentoring for GrowthClose
Be the Business will be hosting a series of 45 minute Mentor Briefing Webinar for mentors working with SMEs through this crisis.
Managing workplace conflict effectively by Brighton ChamberClose
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to manage conflict successfully and keep your team motivated, committed and performing well.
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