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Green Entrepreneurs Fund – Launch Event

Event Overview

This event is to launch Derbyshire County Council’s Green Entrepreneur Fund.

The event will include talks from Cllr Barry Lewis on the County Council’s Climate and Carbon Reduction Manifesto and Professor Kath Mitchell, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University if Derby about the work they are doing to contribute towards carbon reduction in Derbyshire.

About the Fund

£2million has been allocated to the Green Entrepreneurs Fund to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint, retrain in low carbon skills and develop innovative solutions in low carbon schemes.

Capital and revenue support is available to entrepreneurs wanting to establish green energy schemes within Derbyshire. A small number of high-quality demonstrator projects are to be supported for innovative solutions that provide community heat and power solutions will be prioritised.Delegates will find out who can apply for this funding, the levels of grants available and timescales for delivery

Eligibility

Businesses eligible to apply for funds must be registered within the County of Derbyshire and:

be a small/medium enterprise (up to 250 staff) or;

a micro business (up to 10 staff).The funds will support existing and startup businesses

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