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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.

Flood Support from Nottinghamshire County Council and Derbyshire County Council

Nottinghamshire County Council and Derbyshire County CouncilDerbyshire County Council and Nottinghamshire County Council have announced their support for residents and businesses affected by recent flooding. Both councils are offering emergency payments of up to £300 for small businesses who have been affected by the floods.

This funding is available following assessment of need and all applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Nottinghamshire County Council are also able to offer eligible residents who were evacuated or whose homes were flooded a one-off payment of £120.


The East Midlands Chamber of Commerce are working with partners to be able to support and offer local businesses who have been affected by the recent flooding 1 years free membership.

“The impact of flooding will be felt for some time and by offering free year-long Chamber membership, those affected can be sure that the support available to help them recover and thrive will be available short, mid and long-term.

I would urge businesses in the affected areas to fully explore the extensive level of support available to them – whatever challenges they are currently facing.”

David Pearson, Director of Partnerships

Read more about the support the Chamber are offering here.

To find out more from the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire regions, please visit:

Nottinghamshire County Council website
Derbyshire County Council website

If you would like to sign up for flood warnings, visit this link for alerts which are available for businesses.


Coping with Flooding

In the days following a flood or other traumatic event, it is common to feel confused, distressed and fearful, or experience other reactions which can in themselves be unpleasant and worrying. Everyone is unique and will respond differently, but typical reactions can include disbelief, stress, nervousness, confusion, trouble sleeping, worry, low mood, irritability and anger. To learn more about how to cope with a flood please download this leaflet from NHS Nottinghamshire