Coast2Capital - Business recovery Grants

A new £2.1 million grant scheme, ‘Business Recovery Grants’ has been launched to provide businesses in West Sussex, Brighton & Hove, East Surrey, Croydon, or Lewes District with funding of between £10,000 and £170,000 (for projects of £20,000 to £340,000).

The programme will provide up to 50% of an expansion project for organisations that can demonstrate a clear link to COVID-19 recovery and growth. In addition, we are looking for businesses to set out plans for job creation and job retention to improve the unemployment rate in the local area.

Applicants from all sectors are eligible to apply for this funding, but we are prioritising applicants from the following sectors:

• Hospitality
• Travel &Tourism
• Sports & Leisure
• Entertainment & Arts
• Food & Drink
• Retail & Wholesale
• Aviation & Supply Chain
• Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing
• Horticulture & Viticulture
• Health & Life Sciences

Please note that all correspondence will be handled via email. Due to the volume of Expression of Interest forms we are unable to provide feedback on individual expression forms. 

We expect demand for this scheme to be high. Although it is not first-come-first-served, time will be a factor, as there is only a finite amount of funding available – so it would be advantageous for you to submit your completed EOI as soon as possible.

To find out more about the application criteria and how to apply, visit

If you have any questions about the grant scheme and would like to speak to a member of the Growth Hub team, please complete a Request Form so that an adviser can get in touch

The Business Recovery Grants team

Coast to Capital Growth Hub