Grants and Funding
Free Access To Business Funding Portal
As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses across the UK deepens, the ability to signpost available funding to organisations in need has never been more urgent.
GRANTfinder - the UK’s leading provider of funding information to the business, voluntary and public sector – will allow free access to the portal for six months.
The portal is updated regularly with new local, regional and national funding announcements and can be easily searched by businesses on the basis of their industry, region and business size. The portal then provides information on how to apply for funding and contact funders directly. To start your search visit the online portal (Opens in a new window)
Business Start-up Grants
NBV – Business Grant
NBV's business programmes support the start-up and development of existing micro, small and medium-sized enterprises through advice, training and grant funding. For more information, please visit the NBV's Business Grant webpages. (Opens in a New Window).
NBV can help in various ways regarding finding funding for your business, even if you are not eligible for the business grants. They can provide advice and guidance on many aspects of business support and are a useful resource. For more information and to get in touch with NBV, please visit the NBV website (Opens in a new window).
Business Start-up Loans
Available through the government is a loan with low interest rates to start or grow your business. Successful applicants will have access to mentoring from experienced advisers. For further information please visit the Start-up Loans website. (Opens in a New Window).
Investment for Growth - Grants
D2N2 Business Investment Fund
The Growth Hub have an exciting new asset to add to the portfolio of support available to D2N2 businesses in the form of an investment fund. The D2N2 Business Investment Fund is available to support small and medium sized enterprises with projects that will directly improve their productivity, efficiency or job creation. For more information please contact the D2N2 Growth Hub via email or ring them on 0333 006 9178.
Energy for Business
This is a capital grant for businesses wishing to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions or who are implementing sustainable energy technologies. For more information please visit the Energy for Business website. (Opens in a New Window).
EMB’s Capital Growth Fund Grant
This is available to trading businesses to fund capital purchases. Grants on offer range from £1,500 - £10,000 at 30% of eligible costs. Any business across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are eligible to apply. For more information please visit the East Midlands Business website.
Investment for Growth - Loans
First Enterprise – Business Growth
This loan funding is available to business in the East Midlands and the maximum available is £50,000. For more information please visit the First Enterprise website. (Opens in a New Window)
Invest to Grow
Invest to Grow is a programme designed to support private sector businesses, predominantly in the form of loan funding, to grow and create jobs. With loans between £15,000 and £250,000 available for businesses based within the East Midlands. For further information please visit the Invest to Grow website. (Opens in a New Window)
Midlands Engine Investment Fund
The Midlands Engine Investment Fund provides loan funding for smaller businesses, who would otherwise struggle to access finance, to help them achieve their full potential. It offers a range of support from start-up loans to businesses with ambitious growth plans. For more information please visit the MEIF website. (Opens in a New Window)
The Foresight Nottingham Fund
Foresight Group, an independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, has launched the Foresight Nottingham Fund and are looking to invest in high growth businesses with a focus on Nottinghamshire and Nottingham. The Fund is actively looking to invest up to £2m in high-growth businesses already operating in the region as well as those looking to invest in the region. For further information, please visit the Foresight Nottingham Fund website. (Opens in a New Window)
If you are looking for further financial support available for businesses, search capabilities are available online on the Government's website. (Opens in a New Window)
If you area aware of potential business funding in the area or run a business financial support scheme not currently listed above, please contact the economic development section on the details below.