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D2 Enterprise Grant Fund

The Derby & Derbyshire (D2) Enterprise Growth Fund is a grant fund that is available across the whole of Derby and Derbyshire for small & medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with less than 250 employees who are looking to grow and create jobs.

They are particularly keen to support the following types of activity:

  • Supply Chain Innovation ( especially focused on funding innovation in the transport & engineering sectors)
  • Enterprise Expansion  (general strand for business expansion and diversification).

The funds aim to provide the minimum level of funding necessary for a project to take place, normally up to a maximum of 30% of the total project costs and £10,000 per new full-time-equivalent job created.  The programme will run until December 2018 subject to funding availability.

The minimum grant award is likely to be in region of £10,000 and maximum is likely not to exceed £200,000 but the scheme can be flexible subject to jobs being created. The average size of grant is likely to be around £60-80k.

Further information and to apply

For more information contact 01332 641628 or