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Coast to Capital is the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for Brighton and Hove, Croydon, Gatwick Diamond (including four East Surrey districts and boroughs), Lewes and West Sussex.

Founded in 2011, Coast to Capital determines local economic priorities to stimulate job creation within the local region, working closely with local businesses and strategic partners. The overall aim of the LEP is to achieve strong sustainable economic growth.

Enterprise Adviser Pilot


Delivered through the Careers and Enterprise Company the Enterprise Adviser pilot scheme will create powerful and lasting connections between local businesses and schools and colleges. The pilot will enhance the skills landscape and support growth in the region.


The programme is led by Georgina Angele, Enterprise Co-ordinator, on secondment from for a year and will cover the Greater Brighton and Coastal West Sussex areas of the Coast to Capital LEP region.


Georgina will be responsible for building a network of Enterprise Advisers, volunteers from business and other employers, large and small, who will work directly with the leadership of individual schools and colleges to develop effective careers and enterprise strategies.


The pilot will take a partnership approach to ensure that existing employer engagement and enterprise activity is mapped and offered to schools in a co-ordinated approach.


Funding Opportunities


Coast to Capital has funding opportunities to support growing companies.


Growing Places Fund


The Coast to Capital Gorwing Places Fund is a loan scheme that will be used as catalytic funding to bring forward infrastructure and other projects which are well developed, conceptually, but which are blocked from getting started. Link


Coast to Capital Funding Escalator


The Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership has created a new funding escalator comprising a loan scheme and an equity fund managed by The FSE Group.  If you are an ambitious SME based in the Coast to Capital region with the potential to deliver high growth and employment opportunities, you may be eligible to apply.


Coast to Capital Growth Grants

Coast to Capital will be launching expressions of interest for Coast to Capital Growth Grants in Spring 2016.  Criteria have not been confirmed but will be a contribution to capital expenditure that will be part of a project to create business growth including jobs.


Invest in the Coast to Capital region 


Coast to Capital has one of he strongest economies and most enviable lifestyles in the UK. Its diverse pool of highly skilled workers offers a fusion of energy, experience, creativity and ability and offers easy access to European markets.


Coast to Capital works with partners throughout the region to help businesses find properties and contacts to help the business grow.

For more information about investing in the Coast to Capital region then please visit the website or contact us via the contact tab.

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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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