Funding support for your business

Whether you are looking to start a business, relocate to Horsham District or expand your current premises, it’s important to assess your funding options. There are a range of funding options to help with business growth that you can apply for. Have a look through the list of funding providers and available grants below. If you would like to know more about finances and funding, contact us here.

Available funding schemes

LEAP Funding

– Up to £4,000 match funding

– Less than 20 FTE

– Visitor Economy project

– Businesses based in Horsham District

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Retail Training Fund

– Funds for training to improve retail delivery

– Specifically for Independents

– Total grant fund of £20,000 for shop improvement

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C2C Growing Places

– Must contribute to Coast to Capital's strategic goals

– Able to repay with a clear mechanism

– In need of £250,000 or more

– Covers multi industry sectors

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C2C Growth Equity Fund

– Small and medium size businesses

– Between £50,000 to £200,000

– Need to be based in Surrey or Sussex

– Viable product or service

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Utilise Plus

– Grants between £1,000 – £5,000 for energy efficiency

– 1/3 of total project expenditure

– Small and medium enterprises

– Associated energy saving workshops

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Innovation Funding

– Apply for a share of £20 million

– Must be based in the UK

– Must be or include an SME in the project group

– Designed to improve efficiency and global competitiveness

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Business Rate Relief

– Rate relief on property with rateable value less than £12,000

– Incremental relief up to £15,000

– Other forms of rate relief available to eligible businesses.

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C2C Growth Grant

– Grants between £10,000 and £170,000 on the basis of match funding

– Open to all business sectors

– Grant covers 40% of the total project cost

– Only capital expenditure items are eligible

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Let's do Business Loan

– £3,000 – £50,000 loan available

– For businesses that can’t get funding

– For businesses established for more than 12 months

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Further options

Banks

Most banks offer a useful business advice and business start-up service, with many offering guides, business seminars, business hotlines, webinars, free business banking and even free business packages.  When raising finance it is always worth checking with banks to explore potential business funding.

Funding Circle

The Funding Circle is another potential option for businesses looking to finance projects for growth and development. It is an online peer-to-business lending platform connecting businesses and investors, giving businesses access to fast loans. Visit the Funding Circle website for further information.

Looking for advice on accounting and tax? Visit HMRC for help on what taxes affect businesses and keeping up-to-date with your business accounts.