Funding and Support

Funding and Support

Find out about funding opportunities and business support services in the D2N2 region.


£933,000 funding opportunity for small rural businesses via D2N2

£933,000 funding opportunity for small rural businesses via D2N2 Almost one million pounds is being made available to small rural businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire looking to develop, as part of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership’s plan to boost economic growth. More than a third... more >


Inspired by the Peak District

Local Derbyshire Businesses who are using the "Inspired by the Peak District" logo and brand to promote Derbyshire and the Peak District as a key region of the D2N2 area and also on a national level.


Presentations from the D2N2 Rural Means Business Conference

Thankyou to all who attended the D2N2 Rural Means Business Conference on Thursday, March 26. Please find links, below, to each of the PowerPoint presentations given on the day:

Rural Development Program for England, LEADER Funding

D2N2 Rural Means Business Conference
Given by Mike Stubbs, Rural Development Team East Midlands, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

D2N2 Growth Hub Rural Presentation
Given by Lindsay Allen, Senior Programme Manager (Sector Development)

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership European Structural and Investment Funds -
Given by Richard Kirkland, ESIF Co-Ordinator 

D2N2 Rural Means Business Conference Presentation 
Given by Rob Crowder, D2N2 Board Member

The School of Artisan Food


D2N2 EUSIF information for the use of EAFRD (European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development) – Total allocation of £5,523,249 over 6 years

D2N2 have funding through the European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) - allocation of £5,523,249 to support economic growth in rural areas.  

View a map of the eligible area by clicking here

This will complement the Main EU Programme rather than displace it.


EAFRD funding in the Growth Programme will contribute to delivering the Government’s top priority of economic growth through:

  • Building knowledge and skills in rural areas;
  • Funding new, and developing non-agricultural, micro, small and medium sized rural business;
  • Funding small scale renewable and broadband investments in rural areas; and
  • Supporting tourism activities in rural areas.


Businesses in rural areas, including farming businesses, will shortly be able to apply for EAFRD funding for activities that support the EUSIF Strategy.

Please email if you would like to be kept informed as to when the EAFRD Programme will be open.


Initial information has been produced by Defra about the use of EAFRD, which will help provide a guide

(Please note this is not the full or final guidance.)


The Chairman of the Rural Reference Group is Rob Crowder, D2N2 Board Member who covers Rural Matters and he can be contacted via:

To Download the Rural Reference Group's Terms of Reference (ToR), Click Here  


Visit the Region

Our visitor economy is key, with awesome attractions, famous film locations, historic houses, fascinating heritage, festivals, quality accommodation and fabulous food and drink. D2N2 is home to welcoming, vibrant and exciting UK destinations.