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22 Nov

Our Future Derby

A new and exciting initiative which engages primary school children and introduces them to the changing world of work is being rolled-out across 37 primary schools in Derby. Find out how you can get involved.

21 Nov

New EAFRD to help create new jobs for Rural Businesses

The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme has opened a new call under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) worth £35 million.

18 Nov

Enterprise and Innovation Centre at Nottingham Trent University

The new home for local businesses, start-ups, students, graduates and local entrepreneurs. Nottingham Trent University are opening a dynamic and innovative centre for both entrepreneurs and growing enterprises that want to work and co-locate with them.

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 £50,000 apply with intervention rates from 40%. Open to applications until 6 February 2020.

 

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