The Coast to Capital Growth Hub team provides fully funded advice, signposting and support in Greater Brighton, West Sussex, East Surrey and Croydon to help small and medium sized enterprises address business challenges.
Jobs Fuse Service
Helping those whose jobs have been affected by coronavirus and employers with gaps in their staffing due to the pandemic.
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.
Business Support Request Form
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Complete the linked form and a member of the businesses support team will get back to you.
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-19 Business Recovery Insights Survey
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The survey aims to build a picture of the challenges and opportunities facing businesses based in the Coast to Capital area by identifying common themes across a range of sectors.
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
COVID-19 Sector Guidance for Working Safely
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Guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 Support by Sector
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Business Representative Organisations and Trade Associations are providing COVID-19 related support for specific sectors.
GOV.UK Business and Self-Employed Guidance and Support
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GOV.UK Business and self-employed portal Information on the following:
- Setting up
- Business tax
- Construction Industry Scheme and VAT
- Business finance and support
- Running a limited company
- Expenses and employee benefits
- Business debt and bankruptcy
- Business premises and business rates
- Food, catering and retail
- Exporting and doing business abroad
- Licences and licence applications
- Selling your business and closing down
- Sale of goods and services and data protection
- Childcare providers
- Farming business
- Patents, trade marks, copyright and designs
- Waste and environmental impact
- Scientific research and development
- Generating energy
- Maritime vessels and work at sea
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.
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
Useful contact detail for help and support for your business
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Contact details for GOV.UK business advice and financial help schemes.
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.
Book a free 1-2-1 Lead Out of Lockdown session by Sussex Innovation Centre
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Their Hot House Programme for summer 2020 has been designed in response to the challenges of the Lockdown.
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.
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).
- How long the loan is for
- How to apply
- If the lender turns you down
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-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-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
- How to claim
- Other help you can get
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
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Checker
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If you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) find out if you can use this scheme to claim a grant.
COVID-19 Business Innovation Funding
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Detail on how businesses can access the scheme providing continuity grants, loans for existing award holders and additional business advisory support services.
COVID-19 Funding: Health and Life Science Sector
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This document includes various COVID-19 related funding that is available for the Health and Life Science sector.
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.
Rangewell / Coast to Capital Funding Portal
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Rangewell helps businesses and their professional advisors find, compare and apply for business finance through a fully comprehensive, totally independent and free-to-use online platform. With over 270 business lenders and thousands of products on the platform, Rangewell gives you access to business finance that meets your unique needs.
Salesforce small business grants
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As part of Salesforce’s commitment to small businesses and giving back to the community, Salesforce is partnering with Enterprise Nation to offer eligible small businesses the opportunity to receive a £5,000 grant to help them through the COVID-19 outbreak.
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Competitions
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*Please check individual competition dates as they may have been extended.*
- Future flight challenge phase 2: strand 1
- Future flight challenge phase 2: strand 2
- APC 16: developing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability
- UK-Canada: enhancing agricultural productivity and sustainability
- June 2020 expression of interest: ATI Programme
- Innovation Scholars secondments: biomedical sciences, strand 2
- Innovation Scholars secondments: biomedical sciences, strand 3
- NATEP: helping SMEs innovate in aerospace, spring 2020
- EUREKA collaborative R&D: advanced materials, March 2020
- EUREKA: healthy ageing
- EUREKA collaborative R&D: UK Sweden aerospace 2020
-GCRF demonstrate impact in developing countries: round 2, phase 1
- Update on SMART funding
Business Finance Finder - FINPOINT
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The Finpoint / Coast to Capital Business Finder is an innovative online platform that empowers SMEs to get in front of hundreds of banks, alternative finance lenders and equity investors with just one simple online application.
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.
Automatic Enrolment and DC Pension Contribution
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COVID-19 guidance for employers
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.
Find you local authority
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.
Reopening High Streets Safely Fund guidance
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Guidance to help local authorities and partners to deliver activities supported through the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund.
Retail Business Survey Mole Valley District Council
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We want to hear from Mole Valley's retail businesses who may be preparing to reopen, in line with the Government's announcement that non-essential retail shops in England can do so from 15 June 2020.
We want to support you and would be very grateful if you could spare a couple of minutes to tell us about your plans to reopen. It is also an opportunity to let us know if you require any support or further guidance.
COVID - acas advice for employers and employees
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Advice relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) provided by acas.
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.
Better Together: Kick-Starting The Coastal Economy event by PLATF9RMClose
As the lockdown measures start to ease, it’s time to start thinking about restarting the economy here on the West Sussex coast.
Using travel technology to maximise your business event by VisitEnglandClose
Register here for the VisitEngland webinar: Using travel technology to maximise your business
Cash is King: Exploring The World of Tax Relief Initiatives during COVID-19 event by fsbClose
Karen McFadden, Regional Development Director Catax will be talking about the following Government tax relief initiatives: Research & Development, Capital Allowance, Remediation of Contaminated Land and Patent Box
Designing Better Website Engagement - Post Lockdown event by Gatwick Diamond BusinessClose
Stefan Buss from Storm12 delves deeper in some practical steps to take to transform your website to encourage more engagement and enquiries by using resources you mostly likely have already
Creating a COVID19 secure workplace event by Worthing and Arun ChamberClose
Virtual Networking Breakfast
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Register here for the VisitEngland webinar: Sustainability
Exploring Opportunities, Transforming Leader & Businesses event by fsbClose
Now that your emergency plans are in place, what are you going to do next as your markets come back to life again?
Building Business Resilience Online Workshop by GetSet For Growth - East Dorset Close
Reshaping your business for resilience and future sustainability: Overcoming the challenges and taking action now
Accessibility event by VisitEngland Close
Register here for the VisitEngland webinar: Accessibility
Return to the Workplace Workshop by The Company ConnectorClose
The workshop is led by Jeremy Taylor of The Company Connector.
Planning For Recovery - Expert Panel by Worthing & Adur ChamberClose
At this event you will hear from our panel of experts who will be discussing business recovery for our area.
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