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Vision Derbyshire Business Support scheme

In recognition of the economic impact the COVID-19 pandemic had across Derbyshire a new scheme has been launched to support those wanting to set up their own business in the county.

The Vision Derbyshire Business Start-Up and Business Support Grant Scheme is open to people who live in Derbyshire who are starting their own business, or have recently set up a business in the last year.

A team of local expert business advisers are in place to offer free advice and support and funding of up to £10,000 per applicant is also available. You'll need to contact your allocated business adviser to access the grant support.

Networking opportunities and help in securing a wide range of services necessary to help entrepreneurs turn their venture into a success are also part of the support package on offer.

The scheme is particularly interested in helping entrepreneurs based in Derbyshire, as well as those aged between 17 and 30, or who are aged over 50 and who lost their jobs or livelihoods during COVID.

Vision Derbyshire is a collaboration of local authorities across Derbyshire which delivers priority projects which have a positive impact on people's lives and achieve greater council efficiency. A funding pot of £550,000, which has been raised through Derbyshire's involvement in the government's Retained Business Rates Pilot scheme, has been set aside to fund companies, with a range of grants available over the next 2 years.

To find out more about the Vision Derbyshire scheme and request support please email with:

  • a brief description of your business venture or idea
  • your current status - idea stage, first 3-months of trading, 3 to 12-months trading
  • your contact details - name, address of your business, email, preferred telephone number

These details will enable us to allocate a business adviser who will contact you and outline the support we can offer. Access to grant support will be discussed with you by your allocated adviser.

Your personal information will only be used for the purposes of providing advice and support through the Business Start-Up and Business Support Grant Scheme.