D2N2 Capital Growth Fund

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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 available up to a maximum of 30% of eligible project costs from the EMB Group.  The minimum project value will be £5,000 and maximum grant £10,000.

Key features of the Fund:

  • Will cover capital costs – for example machinery, equipment, IT hardware but cannot support vehicle purchases.
  • Will not cover revenue costs such as wages, rent, marketing or general running costs.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate potential to create at least 1 new job (0.5 FTE equivalent for applications of less than £5,000)
  • Three quotes will be required for all items for which funding is sought
  • Expenditure with any one supplier cannot exceed £24,999.

Previous applicants are welcome to reapply, providing the new request along with any previous awards from D2N2 Capital Growth Fund do not exceed £10,000.  Should funds become limited, priority will be given to businesses that have not previously accessed either of the following programmes:

  • D2N2 Capital Growth Fund
  • Invest to Grow
  • D2 Enterprise Growth Fund (D2EGF)

Case studies 

Read about Rate Social Ltd: in this case study exploring how this dynamic marketing agency has continued to expand their service range with help from the D2N2 Capital Growth Fund programme.

Download Rate Social Case study here

Read about SGD 3D in this case study exploring how this Nottingham High-Tech company has continued to increase their product range with help from the D2N2 Capital Growth Fund programme.

Download SGD 3D Case study here

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