Free information events beginning this month (September) will aid small rural businesses in accessing £933,000 in development help – as part of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership’s plan to boost economic growth.
More than a third of the D2N2 area’s total of 880,000-plus jobs are in rural local authority areas but according to DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) problems for the rural economy can include reduced income among farmers, lower than average wages and difficulties in finding business investment.
D2N2 – a partnership of business, local authorities, skills and training providers, and community organisations tasked with boosting economic growth across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire – is making £933,000 available; to help new or established small or micro businesses in rural areas to expand and create new jobs.
Closing date for applications is Friday 27 November.
For more information go to the Rushcliffe Borough Council webpage:
There is £1,000 available, to be given to worthy causes. The funding is to deliver a community activity to improve the quality of life for people living in an area in which Accent Nene has involvement. They are particularly keen on activities which involve bringing people together.
The prize money is for a project to benefit the community e.g. an improvement to a scheme or area, equipment for a club or community group, start-up funding for a new project. However, please note that only organisations with an annual income of less that £10,000 will be considered for funding.
You can download the application form here. Applications need to be received by Friday 16th October 2015.
Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service can fund charitable, voluntary sector and social housing provider projects which help to provide stronger and safer communities within Nottinghamshire. Successful projects will be linked in to what the Fire Service promotes within the community e.g fire safety, prevention, fire education & awareness. Previous projects that have been successful include; Young persons diversionary activities with specific fire related outcomes, events for fire safety education, community safety for vulnerable and hard to reach groups & crime / fire reduction projects.
They are especially interested in supporting new innovative community projects that address fire prevention issues amongast the most vulnerable groups of people, particularly:
The deadline has passed for this year’s applications but you can apply again next year.