Finance and advice

If you are thinking of investing in your business in South Derbyshire, help is at hand.

You may be looking to invest in premises, equipment and/or workforce or to develop a new product or service.

Grants and loans are available from a range of sources. Typically, they will only meet part of the total project costs and are linked to new job creation and business growth. Applications for grants and loans are competitive, usually with a minimum and maximum amount that can be awarded.

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

There is a wide varierty of services on offer from the public, private and third sectors but many businesses struggle to find the best services to fit their needs.The D2N2 Growth Hub fills this gap by providing up-to-date, valuable and relevant information, guidance and support – saving you time and helping you to focus on what’s important for your success.

Financial assistance includes general investment grants such as the Derbyshire Business Support Grant Scheme and the D2 Enterprise Growth Fund. Support is also available for particular projects, such as the D2 Energy Efficiency grant, or for specific sectors such as the ‘FEAST’ food and drink industry grant.

If you would like to discuss your ideas and challenges, the South Derbyshire Business Advice Service offers free, impartial and confidential support.

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