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 local 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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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

Form a partnership with us and a recent graduate, to drive forward a high-priority project for your business. We can access government funding, which can pay for up to two thirds of the project cost.

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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