Business Finance

Business Growth Loans

We provide access to finance in Sussex, Kent, Surrey and Hampshire for established businesses of 12 months or more who want to grow but are unable to access conventional bank support.

Start-Up Loans

If you’re ready to start a new business, we can help you turn it into a successful and sustainable enterprise with a low cost loan and mentoring.

Wealden & Eastbourne Small Business Loan Scheme

If you’re a micro business based in the Eastbourne and Wealden area, with 10 or less employees and are ready to grow, but unable to access commercial finance you need to achieve growth, this scheme will help you to access the capital you need to take your business to the next stage.

Coalfield Community Loans in Kent

Are you based in a Kent mining community and want to start your own business, but can’t access the funding and business support you need to kick-start your new venture?

Business Grants

Business grants and low cost loan finance are available to support economic growth and job creation in the South East. Email us at or call us on 0844 4152272 to find out more.

Code of Practice

Let’s Do Business Finance is a member of the Community Development Finance Association and subscribes to their Code of Practice.

Financial Advice

Our aim is to encourage economic activity and further entrepreneurship by supporting businesses, recognising their uniqueness and helping them develop and grow.

Finance FAQs

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting businesses, we have provided a list of answers to commonly asked questions about our financial services.

Regional Growth Fund

With funding from the Regional Growth Fund, East Sussex County Council is working with Locate East Sussex to support growing businesses through its new Small Business Grants Scheme and Business Growth Funding Scheme.

Locate East Sussex

The team at Locate East Sussex provide an innovative service for growing businesses that offers assistance with location decisions and access to funding, helping to accelerate business growth within East Sussex.

Call 0845 601 8326 to find out how we can help your business prosper.

Let’s Do Business Finance is the trading name of Capitalise Business Support Limited — Listed on the Financial Services Register with Interim Permission reference No. 626515 issued by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Complaints policy

LDBF is committed to ensuring that all complaints are investigated fully and impartially and with due consideration for confidentiality. Our complaints policy is clear and transparent and we aim to treat customers fairly.