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12 Jun

Digital Start-Up Proodle Solutions Earn a Triple Win at the Ingenuity19 Competition

Proodle Solutions, a start-up digital business that has built a unique platform to boost universities’ international student recruitment efforts, scooped three major awards at the Ingenuity19 Competition worth £9,500

12 Jun

Number of people in work continues to rise across the region

The number of people in work across the East Midlands rose in the three months to the end of April compared to the previous quarter according to figures released this morning.

10 Jun

D2N2 Digital Skills Academy

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Rural Businesses Growth

The rural economy in D2N2 is home to a surprising range of high tech and manufacturing businesses, including low carbon and renewable businesses as well as food & drink producers and tourism attractions and wonderful accommodation in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Funding for rural business growth is managed by the Rural Payments Agency an executive agency, sponsored by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Details of specific rural funds are published by the Rural Services Network

Business advice and support for businesses based in rural areas can be accessed through the D2N2 Growth Hub 0333 006 9178.

If your business in one of the key sectors of creative & digital, construction, food & drink manufacturing, life sciences, low carbon, transport and logistics, transport equipment manufacturing or visitor economy - please see our Key Sector business support pages here.

Rural Development Programme

Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE)

Funded by the European Agricultural Fund for rural development (EAFRD) the RDPE Growth Programme provided grant funding to rural businesses in areas of food processing, tourism infrastructure and business development.

Minimum project values of £35,000 or £50,000 apply, depending on the project, with intervention rates from 40%. Closed to applications 31 May 2018

 

The D2N2 LEP has a Rural Reference Group.  To Download the Rural Reference Group's Terms of Reference (ToR) please click here.