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Thank you for registering your interest in the ERDF Business Grant Scheme that is available via Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire. Once we have looked at your Registration of Interest and we are satisfied that your project may be suitable (subject to scoring by panel), you will be sent an application form to fully complete and return along with an SME Enrolment Form. If you project is not suitable you will be notified. Thank you Kate Kearns ERDF Project Officer

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Register Your Interest - business grants are now available to develop your Visitor Economy Derbyshire based business

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Growing and Developing the Visitor Economy within Derbyshire Phase II Business Grants Scheme

Following the success of the ‘Growing and Developing the Visitor Economy within Derbyshire’ project (Phase I), Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire has obtained an additional £1.2 million extension of funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Phase II will extend our current business support programme until March 2022.

Phase II will continue to deliver a Grants Programme – but will replace the Phase I Pedal Peak grant programme by offering a more flexible grant offer. Offering small grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to Visitor Economy SMEs throughout Derbyshire. (Minimum project spend is £2,000 and the maximum is £20,000.

The desired outcomes of the grants programme will be job creation and accessing new markets with phase II covering a wider geography across Derbyshire and to support visitor economy businesses to grow and develop by accessing new markets.

Grants to develop your business and stimulate the economy are now available for the following areas:-

• Accessibility - refers to the use of products and services by people with disabilities. (This could be the installation of accessible equipment, grab rails, accessible bathroom equipment and beds etc) and virtual/online accessibility tours.

• Internationalisation - developing the Visitor Economy International Market. ( Via translation of website for example and making products internationally bookable online).

• Cycling - (cycle storage, cleaning and repair equipment and facilities).

• COVID-19 recovery digitalisation (as part of the Visitor Economy Recovery Plan we are now able to offer small grants for digitalisation and new technology, for businesses to enhance their online payment and booking facilities, and to provide Smart and New Technology).

Further information regarding the funding criteria you can find more information via the Business Grant Scheme Webinar and here is the link. 21 May ERDF Business Support Grants webinar

The grant funding is not available for revenue expenditure, marketing or business development. This includes advertising, SEO, Branding, marketing materials, product development and development to your property.

Applicants will receive a 50% grant towards to the cost of the overall project (with a minimum 50% grant contribution being £1000 and the maximum £10,000).

Criteria

• Businesses must be part of the Visitor Economy, including sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.

• Businesses must be located in Derbyshire.

• Businesses must have less than 250 employees.

• Businesses must have a business bank account and be able to provide 12 months previous years accounts (although some new business/start ups project may be considered and a business plan and forecast may be requested and will be scored on an individual basis).

ONLY ONE CATEGORY CAN BE APPLIED FOR PER BUSINESS. We may signpost applicant to other suitable funding.

Businesses will need to demonstrate how the grant funding will support the Visitor Economy and give their business a marketing edge within the visitor economy sector. You must demonstrate how your businesses will benefit from the project, e.g access new markets, increase competitiveness, create new jobs, increase turnover etc).

If the above criteria matches your business and you are interested in a member of our team contacting you to discuss the Business Grants Scheme further please complete the Register Your Interest with your contact details and we will be in touch.

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