Invest4 grant funds are part of the ERDF funded Hot House programme, run by University of Chichester. The grants programme is managed by Brighton & Hove City Council. Grants are available to both pre-start and to growing established businesses.

These are match-fund grants where the 40% balance is provided by Invest4 for:

  • Small grants of between £2,000 to £5,000. For these you submit a small grants application form. Start ups can only apply for small grants.
  • Large grants of between £5,000 to £170,000. For these you need to submit an Expression of Interest form in the first instance.

You can request an application form and guidance at

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