Rural Innovation Grant Scheme

Rural Innovation Grants

Business in Derbyshire Dales are invited to apply for grants to develop or diversify their business. Grants of 40-80% of eligible costs are available for projects costing £2,500 - £100,000, depending on business sector and other criteria, through the Rural Innovation Grants scheme.

Businesses are also invited to seek free 1:1 advice on issues such as increasing productivity, upskilling a workforce or introducing new technology. Support is available through the new Derbyshire Dales Accelerator programme. Energy audits and grants are also available to help reduce costs and meet decarbonsiation targets.

If you would like support on completing the application forms and advice on the best fund to apply for, please contact andrew.bunn@derbyshiredales.gov.uk - 01629 761330 to discuss your project proposal.

These programmes are funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), part of the Levelling Up programme.

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