Here you will find information on business grants and funding.
The Growth Hub have an exciting new asset to add to the portfolio of support available to D2N2 businesses in the form of an investment fund.
The D2N2 Business Investment Fund is available to support small and medium sized enterprises with projects that will directly improve their productivity, efficiency or job creation. The fund will support projects such as digital developments, specialist consultancy and equipment purchases.
It is important to note that only applications that clearly show a step-change in the business activity will be supported. This grant will not support 'new-for-old' replacements.
Grants of between £3,500 and £20,000 are available and will contribute up to a maximum of 35% of the project costs.
There are a number of alternative funding options available within D2N2 and the D2N2 Growth Hub will work with you to establish which solution best meets your business needs.
Applicants will need to adhere to a financial assessment, provide quotes for purchases and must defray expenditure before claiming the grant.
For further information and to apply for a grant please contact the D2N2 Growth Hub on 0333 006 9178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org where you will be allocated to a business adviser to discuss your project.
DE-Carbonise offers a comprehensive programme of assistance for SMEs seeking to reduce their carbon emissions in operations, production and supply chain.
You could access a suite of carbon reduction support including:
To find out how they can support your business to decarbonise and have a positive impact on the future of our plant, contact them today by using the following links.
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.
Deadline for applications is Friday 22 October 2021. You can apply by using the links below.
Rural businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire can now apply for EAFRD funding to create new jobs, boost tourism, and unlock growth in rural areas.
The fund will provide grants of between £20,000 to £750,000 for rural businesses to construct or improve buildings, purchase new equipment and machinery to grow their business or open up opportunities for tourism.
There are 3 types of grant:
£1.6million is being made available to invest in rural micro and small business ventures, including farming businesses diversification into non-farming activities (for example, land used for tourism or leisure-based attractions). Priority will be given to projects which:
£501,253 is being made available to support the growth of food and drink processing businesses. Priority will be given to projects which:
£928,247 will be used to develop rural tourism infrastructure, particularly recreational cycling, in D2N2’s rural areas. Priority will be given to projects which:
Project bidders must apply for at least £50,000 in grant aid. The maximum grant is £170,000. The programme will be open for applications for 12 months, while funding is available.
Project bidders can apply for capital funding to build schemes which connect rural attractions, encouraging more recreational cycling and greater numbers of visitors to come to those areas.
More information on the Rural Development Programme can be found at www.gov.uk/government/publications/rdpe-growth-programme
To support rural businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to make the most of these opportunities the Rural Payments Agency, D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and the D2N2 Growth Hub will be holding a series FREE of workshops to promote the funding opportunities to rural businesses. Two workshops will be held at Apex Court, City Link, Nottingham, NG2 4LA on the following dates:
Closing date for EAFRD applications is 16 February 2020.
Information points and contact details are as follows:
To support rural businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to make the most of these opportunities the Rural Payments Agency and D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership will be running a series of workshops to promote the funding opportunities to rural businesses.
Three additional workshops will be held in January 2020 (10:00 to 11:30am) and will give an opportunity to meet rural advisers on how to complete high quality applications to the RDPE.
Book your place at the January workshops.
The Government is providing up to £210m worth of voucher funding as immediate help for people experiencing slow broadband speeds in rural areas.
Vouchers worth up to £1,500 for homes and £3,500 for businesses help to cover the costs of installing gigabit broadband to people’s doorsteps.
The UK Gigabit Voucher will enable those in the hardest to reach parts of the UK to benefit from lightning-fast next generation broadband. It will hone in on supporting people in those areas least likely to be included in the commercial plans of broadband suppliers without the incentive of public subsidy, nudging the UK closer to nationwide gigabit connectivity.
To help raise awareness and drive uptake of the UK Gigabit Voucher, the voucher website has now been updated and refreshed. It includes a new premises level postcode eligibility checker that enables people to establish their eligibility for the UK Gigabit Broadband Voucher, and information on other support that may be available. This can be accessed at gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk.
Below is a list of useful links relating to UK Gigabit Voucher:
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