Grants and funding

D2N2 Growth Hub

The D2N2 Growth Hub is a vital network for growing and ambitious businesses across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

The Growth Hub team includes dedicated, experienced and expert advisers who give free, impartial advice to help businesses grow. This support is available to start-ups, growing businesses and companies who are ready to scale up their operations. Find out more bout the D2N2 Growth Hub by visiting

Further information about grants and funding in the local area can be found at

The D2N2 Capital Growth Fund offers capital grant support to small and medium-sized enterprises investing in the Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire areas, with grant funding of between £1,500 and £10,000, up to a maximum of 30% of eligible project costs. Find out more at

Market towns shop front grant

Are you a town centre* business in Amber Valley looking to improve your shop front?

We have a small window of opportunity with a shop front improvement grant available so grab this chance whilst you can! Grants will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

  • Must be based within one of the four market towns in Amber Valley - *Alfreton, Belper, Heanor or Ripley
  • Must be a ground floor shop frontage
  • Maximum grant of £1,000
  • 50% match funding is required i.e. if the total project cost is £1,000.00 you will only be eligible to apply for £500.00 towards the project.

Deadline for applications is Friday 15 November 2019. You can apply by using the links below.

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 841496 or email