Funding and support programmes

Your business could be eligible for grants and loans, as well as funded business support programmes. Most of these are aimed at small-or-medium-sized businesses who want to innovate, grow, de-carbonise or upskill.

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Access growth funding for your business

Our Invest to Grow programme provides grants and loans of between £15,000 and £250,000 to support private-sector businesses across the Midlands to innovate, grow and create jobs.

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Claim up to £7000 in funding and recruitment support

We are inviting firms across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to claim up to £7,000 in funding when they employ any individual that graduated within the last 3 years - either from Derby or any other university.

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Keith Cox, Director and Founder of Bloc Digital

The University of Derby is our first port-of-call for new talent and to explore funding opportunities…It has been a key partner in our growth.

Keith Cox
Director and Founder, Bloc Digital