Funding Opportunities

Business Peak District members regularly receive email updates about funding voucher and opportunities. You can join for free here.

For information on funding opportunities in the High Peak visit here on the High Peak Council website. High Peak Borough Council produce a monthly business news with funding update – subscribe here

For Staffordshire based businesses click here on the Staffordshire Moorland website. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council produce a monthly business news with funding update – subscribe here.

For Derbyshire Dales business funding opportunities, visit the Derbyshire Dales website here and subscribe to their monthly newsletter here.

Several funding streams are available in the Derbyshire rural area to help businesses grow and develop – download the Funding for Growth update for details (last updated June 2017).


Peak Leader (Derbyshire)

LEADER will fund farmers, growers, foresters, other local rural businesses and rural community organisations to help create jobs; develop and grow rural businesses; and support the rural economy.

To be successful, applications must contribute to one or more of Defra’s 6 priorities for LEADER, which are to:

  • increase farm productivity;
  • support micro and small businesses and farm diversification;
  • boost rural tourism;
  • provide rural services;
  • provide cultural and heritage activities;
  • increase forestry productivity.

The grant amount will depend on the type of project; the size of the business; and the costs involved.

The minimum grant that can be applied for is £2,500. The maximum grant amount will typically be £35,000. Grants will typically be limited to a maximum of 40% of the project’s total eligible costs.

Full details and applications here on the DEC website.