Other Funds

D2N2 Growth Hub team 2017

The D2N2 LEP has several additional ways to support the area's economy:

D2N2 Growing Places Fund

D2N2’s Growing Places Fund provides loans to individual companies or organisations - of between £250,000 and £2million - to finance capital (building and infrastructure) investment, which will directly lead to business growth and jobs creation. 

The LEP has seen four 'Rounds' of Growing Places Fund investment, with the latest (Round 4) launching in summer 2016 and still operational.

Projects funded must be based in the D2N2 LEP area; covered by the administrative boundaries of Derby City, Derbyshire County, Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County local authorities.

Unlocking Investment for Growth (IU4G)

D2N2's flagship programme Unlocking Investment for Growth (UI4G) was established to unlock £20m of direct investment for local businesses and therefore support more than 200 jobs. 

Businesses that have benefited from IU4G funding are set to create over 400 news jobs whilst safeguarding 350 more. The programme has also inspired business owners in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to invest over £20 million in order to stimulate further growth.