Blog - September 30th, 2020

Has COVID kicked your ass? This grant could help your business.

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D2N2 Growth Hub have announced that they will receive a share of £20 million, which has been released by the government to help SMEs through the pandemic crisis.

Enough about that, I’m here for the money

Okay, okay. Here’s what we know. The government has made £20 million in grants available for SMEs struggling to survive the nightmare we call coronavirus. What does this mean for businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derby? Well, we haven’t got the whole £20 million, sadly. But we have got a portion of it. Small and medium-sized businesses will be able to access grants of between £1,000 and £5,000.

So no, you can’t buy a new yacht. But, according to D2N2, you can use it to buy vital equipment and technology for your business, or to cover the costs of professional, financial and legal advice.

Less chat, more cash

So you want to know how to get hold of your much-needed grant. We can’t tell you exactly how the application process works yet, but here’s a quote from the D2N2 website:

‘The D2N2 Growth Hub is currently finalising the application process for these grants and will provide further information on the eligibility criteria as soon as it’s available.’

So jump over to their website, hit them up on social media or subscribe to their mailing list to get the latest news. 

I can’t wait that long

In the meantime, maybe we can help. It’s amazing what a new brand strategy, a new eCommerce store or a social media campaign can do for a business that’s on the rocks. We can help devise a plan to get you out of this shitstorm, boost your business and snatch glorious victory from the jaws of defeat. 

About D2N2 (in case you’re interested)

D2N2 is a local enterprise partnership established in 2010, that focuses on business in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (hence the handy nomenclature). They work with the local authorities of the aforementioned regions to grow the economy and boost business in those areas. They use government and EU funding to support projects that drive economic growth by improving local business, transportation links, training and employment.

Who wrote this?



She / her; red / blue. Mel is a writer, editor and designer. Equally happy hiking a muddy trail as playing tabletop roleplay games by candlelight. Will seize any opportunity for a party, as long as said party features copious food, prosecco and hits from the 1980s. Her true passion lies in words. A student of literature, she is fascinated by enduring myths, etymology and science fiction. Kurt Vonnegut is her hero. “We are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.”

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