Coast to Capital

ESF Community Grants

Coast to Capital

European Social Fund – Community Grants Contract – Coast to Capital

The ESF Community Grants are funded by the European Social Fund.

The Coast to Capital (C2C) Grant Applicants must deliver their activities and target residents from within any of the Local Authorities listed below: 
There are 12 Local Authorities within the Coast to Capital area made up of county councils, district and borough councils and a national park authority:

  • Arun (West Sussex)
  • Adur (West Sussex)
  • Brighton and Hove (Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority)
  • Chichester (West Sussex)
  • Crawley (West Sussex)
  • Epsom and Ewell (Surrey)
  • Horsham (West Sussex)
  • Mid Sussex (West Sussex)
  • Mole Valley (Surrey)
  • Reigate and Banstead (Surrey)
  • Tandridge (Surrey)
  • Worthing (West Sussex)

While considering all Applications, the Coast to Capital (C2C) Panel will prioritise applications that deliver projects within Epsom and Ewell (Surrey), Mole Valley (Surrey), Reigate and Banstead (Surrey) and Tandridge (Surrey), and who target ideally but not exclusively BAME, 50+, No Basic Skills and who are Economically Inactive.


The closing date for the Coast to Capital (C2C) Application (APPLICATION) is Friday 1st July 2022 at 23:59.

Late Applications will be submitted to the following panel for both SELEP and Coast to Capital.

Future panel dates for the community grants can be found here.

Applications are welcomed continuously, and late Applications will be submitted to the following panel.

We are always on the look out for new Panel Members. Being a Panel Member will give you the opportunity to understand how an application is being assessed.

Please find Panel Member Role Description here.


You can download the Coast to Capital Application here:

ESF Grants – Coast to Capital – Application

For LLC ESF community application guidance, please click here.

For ESF contract guidance, please click here.

The LLC Community Grants Strategy for Coast to Capital is available to download below:


Further information about successful awards of Grant Funding – Coast to Capital here.


Contact Us:

To find out more and to discuss your Application, please contact us via the following details:
Tel: 0208 774 4040

Hear from Zaia Merabet, Contracts and Audit Manager of London Learning Consortium below talking about the Coast to Capital (C2C) programme.

Zaia Merabet, is the lead of the Community Grants Contracts. She is dedicated to supporting and guiding each Grants Applicants from the Application to the End of the Delivery. Zaia has been involved within the Voluntary and Community Sector for many years and takes this role to heart as she is committed in helping third sector or small organisations change local people’s life.

She is always available to answer Grant Recipients queries over the phone, email and via Teams/Zoom. She implements processes and activities, such as Telekits, to help ease the completion of the formalities and help Grant Recipients meet the contract requirements. She believes in a one-to-one approach, and a forward and transparent attitude towards Grant Recipients. She encourages Grant Recipients to share good practice, help each other, and be involved with the decision process as a Panel Member. All relevant documents, guidance, updates, Q&As are regularly shared with Grants Recipients via email, and easily accessible to Grant Recipients via a robust online Portal. She delivers group sessions online such as On Boarding meetings, Refresher sessions and others.

One of the results of the Intense one-to-one Support is that some current Grant Recipients who never worked on an ESF Contract before the ESF Community Grants are now applying for a second contract following their successful achievement.

LLC office is closed today 18th February 2022 due to Storm Eunice.

All learners will/are being contacted to advise them to “stay at home” and “do not take risks” as a red weather warning was issued for London and the east of England ahead of the arrival of Storm Eunice.