We currently have the following funding available for businesses in Derby and Derbyshire:
If you are interested in accessing funding please complete this brief
We invite funding applications from projects that demonstrate growth and create jobs.
Our funds aim to provide:
For further information on our funds, please read our guidance notes and FAQs. If you then have any further questions, please email degf:derby.gov.uk
Please also note that the following projects are not likely to be a high priority for our funding:
Expression of Interest - submit the online form & receive feedback within 10 working days
Full Application - upload your application form and appendices to our online system. This will be reviewed by the DEGF team and prepared for the next appropriate Panel meeting, approximately 4 weeks after application submission
Panel - meetings are held bi-monthly. You will receive a verbal decision the day after Panel sit which will be confirmed in writing. You will have 14 days to accept an in-principle offer.
Due Diligence - following receipt of your in principle offer acceptance, you will be required to pay or Due Diligence (usually between 2-4% of your funding offer). Due Diligence should take a maximum of 6 working weeks.
Contracting - following a successful Due Diligence outcome, contracts will be drawn up. This should take approximately 6 working weeks depending on teh complexity of the contract.
For information about companies we’ve already supported please visit the Derby Enterprise Growth Fund blog.
In addition to our fund there is a variety of support available, both nationally and locally, to help you run your business and to overcome challenges you might face. Please visit our Support for your business page.
Please note that if you are a business based outside of the Derby Travel to Work Area (TTWA) but within Derbyshire you should approach the University of Derby about the availability of funds from the Invest to Grow scheme in the first instance. Find out if your business is based in the TTWA by viewing the Derby City Council TTWA Map.