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

 

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  • Major new regional business scheme leads green economic recovery

    An exciting new business initiative launches today, aimed at tackling climate change, helping nature
    and kickstarting a green recovery for the region’s economy following the pandemic.

  • 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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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.

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

Helping innovative high-growth SMEs through COVID-19 and beyond

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A walk through of how Innovate UK EDGE has supported high-growth businesses through coronavirus and beyond

Additional Restrictions Support Grants

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The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) provides local councils with grant funding to support businesses that are severely impacted by restrictions, and that may or may not be in the business rates system.

Local councils can determine which businesses to support and determine the amount of funding provided from the ARG scheme.

(COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do

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Coronavirus restrictions remain in place. Find out what you can and cannot do.

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.

Coronavirus Restart Grant

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The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors with a one-off grant, to reopen safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

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.

COVID-19 Response: Summer 2021 (Roadmap)

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The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response: Summer 2021’. This document sets out the details of the final roadmap step (Step 4) as we transition out of lockdown.

FutureMap

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

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.

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. Priority actions are outlined at the top of each guide.

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 COVID-19 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

Ingenuity - Impact through enterprise

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Ingenuity has been established to drive the UK's recovery, and the discovery of sustainable business solutions, to help rebuild a more inclusive economy, society and environment following Covid-19.

Trade Credit Reinsurance Scheme

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The Trade Credit Reinsurance Scheme ensures that trade credit insurance coverage and credit limits are maintained during the coronavirus pandemic, helping businesses to trade with confidence.

COVID-19 Mortgage Payment Holidays

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A guide to coronavirus mortgage payment holidays
Mortgage lenders have announced support if your income has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak, including a repayment holiday of up to a maximum of six months. The deadline for applying for a repayment holiday is 31 March 2021.

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

Visit Britain/Visit England COVID 19 Advice

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A link to a round-up of the latest announcements and guidance updates from the last week as provided by Visit Britain/Visit England.

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.

COVID 19 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).

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 September 2021. Find out more about how the scheme is changing.

You can no longer submit claims for claim periods ending on or before 31 October 2020.

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)

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.

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

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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

COVID - 19 - 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).

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
Planning
Refuse and recycling
Advice for businesses
Grants and funding
Travel and transport

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

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 - 19 - acas advice for employers and employees

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Advice relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) provided by acas.

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 - NHS Guidance

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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.

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Information is provided on this website in good faith. However neither Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership nor any associated organisation or individual provide any warranty or accept any liability for information provided.

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