Funding and Grants

  • Bolsover Enterprise Loan FundWe want to support businesses within our district to grow and thrive and are providing competitive loans to small and medium-sized businesses. A total fund of £150,000 is available; and loan applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis. These Council-backed loans give businesses access to a principled and reliable ‘lender of last resort’ offering a fixed-term loan with no early cancellation fees, no arrangement fees, no interest charged for the first 12 months and competitive interest rates thereafter. The Economic Loan Fund has been designed to offer an additional source of financial support to businesses that may not be able to get a bank loan but have the ambition to grow but are held back by their ability to capitalise their business proposals. Please contact the Economic Development Team on 01246 242512 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information, or an informal chat about how the loan could help your business.

  • NBV Enterprise Solutions - The NBV Grant for New Business supports start-up businesses based in Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire that are trading business to business or business to consumer (service only NOT retail) and registered with Companies House or HMRC. Grants of between £1,000 and £2,500 are available. This is for a maximum of 25% of eligible costs. Thus, in order to access the business grant, the minimum project spend is £4,000. The Grant can be used for equipment and consultancy costs.

  • The Princes Trust – business loans for young entrepreneurs - Working with the Start Up Loans Company, young people that have completed the Enterprise Programme could apply for funds to launch their business, if eligible.

  • Start Up Loan Fund -An alternative for individuals looking for low-interest personal business loans to fund a start-up. Over 75,000 business ideas have been supported with more than £600m worth of loans to date. Also offer free mentoring to help you start or grow a new business.

  • Business Finance Finder – - A handy tool to search for local funding and business support.


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