More than 40 small businesses across the county have been awarded grants of up to £75,000 through the Global Derbyshire Small Business Support Programme. Could yours be next?
Derbyshire Economic Partnership − backed by Derbyshire County Council − secured £3m for small businesses from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund.And around £728,000 has already been awarded to small Derbyshire firms to help boost the local economy and generate jobs.
Local businesses can apply for grants to:
• Help set up a new business • Buy plant, equipment or machinery • Fund staff training and development • Pay for website development • Set-up online trading • Develop a new product or service • Employ external specialist support • Refurbish offices • Fund a broadband connection for your business • Buy equipment to help your business export goods. • Help prepare firms to export or buy equipment to allow them to trade oversees.
Firms awarded funding so far include:
- RA Labone, Ilkeston – £75,000
- Tatty Tots, Buxton – £10,000
- Vallaton, Chesterfield – £3,860
- WaterSeekers, Clay Cross – £30,000
- Grindleford Community Shop Ltd, Grindleford – £6,132
- Sumed International, Glossop – £11,002
- DTS Digital, Bolsover – £9,000
- Eyam Domicilliary Care, Eyam – £6,189
- Industrial Water Equipment, Matlock – £17,065
- Zeal Electronics, Chesterfield – £23,083
- Field Candy, Chesterfield – £28,000
- Intrepid/Bamford Brewing, Bamford – £10,000
- Daray, Swadlincote – £20,251
- John Palin, Tansley – £17,772
- HD Sharman, Chapel en le Frith – £30,000
- Little Lions, Chesterfield – £15,000
- Phyto, Dronfield – £4,683
- Maxco Engineering, Chesterfield – £8,124
- Stephen James Technology, Matlock – £10,825
- DueGill, Denby – £10,000
- Go Property, Chesterfield – £10,000
- Indigo, Alfreton – £8,250
- Amies Plastics , Chesterfield – £41,813
- MAE Trading, Melbourne – £20,729
- We Do More Than Print, Clay Cross – £4,600
- Ark Engineering, Alfreton – £8,955
- Shepshed Glazing, Swadlincote – £13,079
- Oxdale Products, Bolsover – £65,623
- Temple Tree, Chesterfield – £10,000
- VHS Limited, Chesterfield – £37,836
- JMC Automotive, Tibshelf – £10,000
- Asmet UK Limited, Dronfield – £30,866
- Motion 5, Bolsover – £24,686
- Universal Engines, Chesterfield – £15,000
- TriCron, Heanor – £13,648
- MST Sounds, Buxton – £15,000
- Woodlands Fitness Centre, Dronfield – £6,783
Councillor Joan Dixon, Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, said: “We know times are tough for small businesses and understand they may think twice about committing the necessary investment to grow. But the match funding available through this project might just give them the help needed to take the next step towards job creation.
“So if you run a small business then what are you waiting for? Your company could be eligible for a grant of up to £75,000 – so get in touch with us today.
Visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/globalderbyshire Email email@example.com or call us on 01629 539325 or 01629 538245.”
Richard Horsley, Chairman of the Derbyshire Economic Partnership, said: “The aim of Derbyshire Economic Partnership is to champion the needs of business, promote growth across our great county and ensure all the key movers and shakers in Derbyshire are focused on delivering jobs and prosperity. Global Derbyshire demonstrates our commitment to this aim but the funding is time limited. I would urge all businesses with eligible projects to contact us.”
The scheme is open to small businesses in Derbyshire (excluding Derby City) and projects awarded funding need to be complete by 31 March 2015. Closing date for applications is February 2015.
About the Regional Growth Fund
The Government’s Regional Growth Fund is a £3.2 billion fund designed to help companies in England to grow. So far £2.9 billion has been allocated to support projects and programmes committed to deliver sustainable jobs and economic growth. For more information, please go to www.bis.gov.uk/rgf
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