Finance, funding and grants

The following organisations provide finance, funding and grants or can help you search for investment to start or grow your business:

The Coast to Capital Growth Grant Programme is now available for businesses in the Lewes District. The grant provides last resort capital investment for equipment to innovative and high growth small and medium sized enterprises and social enterprises.

Community grants

Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Council awards grants to voluntary and community organisations.

Rent support grants

Eastbourne Borough Council sometimes awards grants in the form of discounted rent to organisations leasing property from us.

Who Is eligible?

We have a policy of setting market rents on all our properties, but some sports clubs, community centres and charitable groups occupying our properties may not have enough income to pay this full market rent.

We therefore invite them to apply for Rent Support Grant when they are preparing to enter into a lease agreement or their rent is being reviewed.

Applicants must meet eligibility criteria and be able to demonstrate that they are delivering a valuable service to Eastbourne residents with open access to their activities and premises.

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