The Coast to Capital LEP have a new funding opportunity to help businesses across the region to grow and create jobs ‘Funding Escalator’ is a £5 million fund split into two schemes a loan scheme and an equity fund managed by the FSE Group.

Coast to Capital Expansion Loan Scheme-

From £50,000 up to £200,000 of loan available to established SME businesses requiring finance to implement expansion plans that will deliver substantial growth.

This loan can also be used to match the South East Sustainability Loan Fund operated by FSE businesses interested in matched funding click here for the Terms and Conditions.

For more information and to apply please click here.

Coast to Capital Growth Equinity Fund-

£50,000-£125,000 equity investment available to invest in high growth small and medium sized businesses, the investment must be matched by at least an equal amount of private investment, the FSE Group are happy to work with the company to source this.

To be able to apply businesses must be based in the Coast to Capital area, which covers parts of Surrey and Sussex – see the Coast to Capital website for further details.To apply and for  further information on the funding available please click here

FSE Group providing FREE Finance Clinics to High Growth SMEs Seeking Funding

Growing a business and securing funding can be challenging. These finance clinics run by FSE’s specialist Fund Managers will provide an opportunity for business owners and managers to discuss the funding options available to them, look at how their business plans can be improved to help them secure investment and also consider how a mentor might add value to their business.

FSE Finance clinics are free to attend. To find out the location of your nearest clinic and to book your place, please email

Click here for more information on the finance clinics.