Business funding



D2N2 Business Investment Fund 

Eligibility area  - Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Criteria for the grant

Businesses must be SMEs with projects that will directly improve their productivity, efficiency and/or job creation.

How much is available?

Between £3,500 and £20,000 are available and will contribute up to a maximum of 35% of project costs.

How do businesses apply?

More information can be obtained by visiting the D2N2 website or calling the DDDC Business Advisor, Heather Bradford on 01629 761330. 


Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire Business Grants Scheme

Eligibilty area - Derbyshire

Criteria for the grant

Businesses must be part of the visitor economy or it's supply chain, including sole traders, partnerships and limited companies ( accommodation provider, attraction, activity provider, food & drink provider etc) and have fewer than 250 employees.

How much is available?

Between £1,000 and £10,000; successful applicants will receive 50% grant towards the cost of the overall project; minimum 50% grant contribution £1,000 and maximum £10,000.

How do businesses apply?

THIS SCHEME IS NOW SUSPENDED DUE TO HIGH DEMAND.
For further information please visit the Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire website. 

D2N2 Capital Growth Fund

Eligibilty area  - Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Criteria for the grant

Businesses must be able to demonstrate that they are already trading and that the project will enable employment growth. The grant will cover capital costs, eg machinery, equipment, IT hardware but cannot support vehicle purchases. More details are available in the guidance notes via the link below.

How much is available?

Between £1,500 and £10,000 is available with a maximum intervention rate of 30%

How do businesses apply?

For more information, visit the D2N2 website 

D2N2 Invest to Grow

Eligibility area - all of the East Midlands

Criteria for the grant/loan

Businesses need to have fewer than 250 employees

Businesses need to demonstrate that their project:

  • will create new jobs
  • will increase the scope and scale of the business activity
  • will improve performance
  • has not yet started and will not be achievable in the timescales proposed without Invest to Grow support
How much is available?

Between £15,000 and £250,000. Minimum project cost must be £50,000.  THe majority of awards are a mix of grant and loan.

How do businesses apply?

For more information and how to apply, visit the D2N2 website

NVB Grant for Enterprise

Eligibility area - Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Greater Lincs.

Criteria for the grant

Business must be currently trading
Business must sell business to business or business to consumer (service only, not retail)
Business must have fewer than 250 employees

How much is available?

Grants of between £1,000 and £2,500.  Minimum project spend is £4,000

How do businesses apply?

Expressions of interest need to be completed.  To find the form and to get further information, please visit the NBV website. 

NBV Grant for New Business

Eligibility area - Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Greater Lincs.

Criteria for the grant

businesses need to be ready to start trading
wanting to sell business to business or business to consumer ( service only, not retail)
business is registered with Companies House or HMRC

How much is available?

Grants of between £1,000 and £2,500. Minimum project spend is £4,000.

How do businesses apply?

Expressions of interest need to be completed.  To find the form and to get further information, please visit the NBV website

Energy for Business

Eligibility area - Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Criteria for the grant

Business must have fewer than 250 employees

How much is available?

Projects must be no less than £2,500 and no more than £20,000. It is a Capital funds grant that is 40% match funded.

How do businesses apply?

Emails should be sent via the link on the University of Nottingham website 


Workplace Charging Scheme

Eligibility area - national


Criteria for the Grant - various; see the link for details

How much is available?

 WCS provides a grant equal to 75% of the purchase and installation
costs of a chargepoint, capped at a maximum of £500 for each socket,
up to a limit of 20 sockets per company.

For more information, visit the government website.

 

Business Property Flood Resilience Grant

The Property Flood Resilience Grant of up to £5,000 per business property can fund measures to protect against future fooding. The cash is intended to cover things like moving electrical wall sockets higher up walls or providing flood doors to reduce water ingress.

It can also cover things like putting in air brick covers, self-closing air bricks, water resistant plaster and the replacement of suspended timber floors with concrete floors.

The grants are only available in certain areas. Those in Derbyshire Dales, Amber Valley, Chesterfield and South Derbyshire who were flooded in November 2019 have until 31 October 2020 to apply for funding.

Find out how to apply



Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme Top up

Derbyshire County Council are investing £500,000 to ‘top-up’ the government’s existing Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme which helps people in hard-to-reach locations get a fast, reliable broadband service.

The extra funding will double the amount of financial support that eligible businesses with broadband speeds of less than 100Mbps in rural parts of Derbyshire are entitled to, and will help pay for the cost of installing faster and more reliable connections to their premises.

It means these premises, providing they are not already in a government-funded plan for a broadband upgrade, can now apply for up to £7,000 per small to medium sized business.
To apply for the scheme residents and businesses can visit the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme website to find a list of suppliers in their local area.
Business support programmes and funding