Green Entrepreneurs Fund

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Derbyshire County Council have a grant fund for businesses interested in developing and investing in green energy and carbon reduction schemes.

The scheme has three funds for small and medium sized businesses based in Derbyshire County with up to 250 staff and micro-business with up to 10 staff.

Green Entrepreneurs Demonstrator Fund

£1.2m set aside for a small number of high quality projects from entrepreneurs wanting to establish green, alternative energy or low carbon initiatives in Derbyshire to provide community heat and power schemes. The minimum grant available through this fund would be £100,000 up to 40% of project costs.

Green Entrepreneurs Small Grant Fund

Grants of £10,000 to £20,000, up to 40% of project costs, for new and existing businesses with game changing proposals in alternative energy, clean fuel and carbon reduction. £500,000 will be made available through this fund.

Green Entrepreneurs Scholarship Fund

A training fund to support individuals to retrain with skills to enable them to enter the field of alternative energy. £100,000 will be made available through this fund.

The programme is being set up in collaboration with the University of Derby as part of our Covid-19 economic strategy and climate change commitments.

More details can be found here:

University of Derby and Derbyshire County Council

Direct queries and questions can be emailed to: gep@derby.ac.uk

 

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