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Cost of Living Business Support

The Cost of Living Crisis isn't just something households are experiencing but businesses to.

Below are some useful resources to help business across the area too.

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Smart Energy Monitoring

The rising cost of energy has been in the news for weeks now and is something that all businesses will need to budget for.

Controlling energy use is an option that many businesses will be thinking about. Making small steps, like installing a smart meter, could help you avoid spending more on energy than you need to by giving you valuable insights into how your business uses energy - day and night.

Firms with 10 employees or less could be eligible for a smart meter - find out more at

Government Support: Energy Bill Relief Scheme: help for businesses and other non-domestic customers

Find out about the Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) for non-domestic customers and how you can get support this winter.

D2N2 Growth Hub provides support to businesses in Derbyshire, they can signpost you to the right initiatives and resources to help grow your business. You can contact them by phone: 0333 006 9178, or you can find out more on the D2N2 Growth Hub website.

Small or Medium-sized Enterprises (*SMEs) in the D2N2 (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire) area can access support to reduce energy costs through the University of Nottingham energy innovation and collaboration team. 

The scheme provides project-oriented support to assist businesses with energy efficiency and growth. Businesses who wish to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions or who are implementing sustainable energy technologies may be eligible for support including  access to a University of Nottingham grant scheme.

Green entrepreneurs fund

This scheme provides funding for businesses keen to build solutions through investment in green energy and committed to reducing carbon and costs in their operations. Further information about this scheme can be found here Green entrepreneurs fund - Derbyshire County Council.

As more information becomes available specific to businesses we will add it here.