South Derbyshire Business Grant Scheme

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Grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 can be applied for with a minimum project value of £1,250. Grants may cover up to 80% of total eligible project costs depending on the project size. Businesses must be based in South Derbyshire and meet the criteria for a micro or small business to be eligible to apply for a grant.

Grants may be for capital or revenue expenditure, excluding running costs and wage costs (except for the hire of specialist consultancy). Examples of eligible costs include:

  • Purchase of equipment or technology or digital adoption

  • Capital expenditure to enable premise adaptations to support business expansion

  • Buying in specialist consultancy services (and expertise)*

  • Buying in specialist staff training*

(*Grants for training and consultancy are capped at £5,000)

Applicants must demonstrate that the grant investment will contribute to one or more of the following:

  • New jobs created

  • Existing jobs safeguarded

  • Adoption of new or improved products or services

  • Adoption of new to the firm technologies or processes

  • Engagement in new markets

  • People trained

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