An opportunity for colleges and registered skill providers across the Coast to Capital region to bid towards £10 million allocation of Government funding. The capital fund is to enable schemes  to provide excellent and inspiring education facilities.

Coast to Capital LEP region covers- Brighton & Hove,Croydon,Gatwick Diamond,East Surrey,Lewes and West Sussex.

Coast to Capital Chief Executive Ron Crank said: “The objectives of the Skills Capital Fund are to enable the provision of good quality accommodation and specialist equipment to make a direct contribution to the economic growth in the Coast to Capital region, support education and training and helping learners reach their potential.

There will be no minimum or maximum project value for applications but we will expect applicants to provide a minimum funding contribution equivalent to two-thirds of the project value. We also recognise that some providers may have more than one project that meets the criteria so they can submit more than one application, but they need to prioritise the applications clearly.”

Coast to Capital has secured the support of the Skills Funding Agency to advise on the capital funding processes and undertake the technical assessments and scoring of applications.

Deadline for the first round of applications is Friday 28th November 2014.

To Apply click here for the application form and click here for the guidance document. Submit application forms to Heather Binning at  for further information on this funding opportunity and application process please click here.

Coast to Capital will publish its decisions on applications on Friday 30th January 2015. Successful first stage applicants will then be asked to provide further detailed information before an announcement is made on the approved projects at the end of June 2015.