Invest to Grow Derby

Invest to Grow is a programme designed to support private sector businesses across the East Midlands to innovate, grow and create jobs. The programme aims to generate economic activity by investing in enterprise growth and to promote the creation of new jobs and the safeguarding of existing jobs.

Invest to Grow is a fund of last resort. Projects will need to demonstrate that all other avenues of support and funding have been explored and why Invest to Grow funding is vital to the project going ahead. All projects will be required to demonstrate that funding support will achieve one or more of the following criteria:

  • An increase in the size of your company activity i.e. more jobs, employees etc, due to the fund’s investment
  • An increase in the scope of your company activity due to the fund’s investment
  • An increase in the amount of money spent on your company activity due to the fund’s investment
  • An increase in the speed in which you deliver your company activities due to the fund’s investment
  • That the project delivered through this fund would not have taken place without support.

Who can apply?
Small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s), social enterprises as well as sole traders and partnerships located in the East Midlands.

Grants and loans (or a blend of both) are available, however, in the case of grant funding this is now very limited. Therefore, applications for loans will be stand a significantly greater chance of being successful compared to grants.

Further details can be found at Invest to Grow