Grants, funding & investment

Invest Ashfield and Mansfield

Business Growth Grant - up to £2,500 (50%)

The Business Growth grant of up to £2,500 is available to established businesses who produce a viable Growth Plan.  Businesses can use this grant both where they need support in developing a Growth Plan and for costs involved in its implementation.


Find out more and about our other grants here





Local Access to Finance

Listed on the D2N2 Growth HUB are current sources of local funding for businesses in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire region.

Find out more 
here.

Search for Finance

Both local sources of funding and national schemes provide finance to support business at different stages of development including starting up, innovation and growth.


Find out more 
here.



HM Revenue & Customs

Apply for grants if your business completes customs declarations.


Find out what grants you can apply for to get funding for training and IT improvements if your business completes customs declarations. You can apply for 2 grants to help your business complete customs declarations, in preparation for the UK leaving the EU.

You can apply to get funding for:

  • training that helps your employees to complete customs declarations and processes

  • IT improvements to help your business complete customs declarations more efficiently

Find out more here.





Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP)

Attending overseas trade shows can promote your business overseas. Exporters can attend TAP's selected events, and get financial support to offset some costs.

Attending overseas trade shows can help you:

  • gain essential market knowledge and make new contacts
  • gain experience in attending and getting the most from overseas trade shows
  • get advice and support from trade experts on how to maximise your presence

The Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant funding for eligible businesses towards the costs of exhibiting at overseas trade shows.

Find out more here.