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D2N2 Rural Means Business Conference: rural economy

18 July, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Businesses and organisations are being encouraged to bid into the £3million RDPE Growth Programme in order to boost the rural economy in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Funding for rural businesses

The first calls for Food Processing, Tourism Infrastructure and Business Development are now live: find more details.  In light of these calls, the D2N2 Growth Hub is holding an event for rural businesses, support agencies and public bodies to find out more about boosting the D2N2 area rural economy. In summary, we’ll look at EAFRD and LEADER funding, and the range of support available for rural businesses through the D2N2 Growth Hub.

The agenda

  • 9am – 9.30am: Registration (tea, coffee, biscuits)
  • 9.30am – 9.40am: Welcome to the Conference – Rob Mayo, Development Director at the Welbeck Estate, Nottinghamshire
  • 9.40am – 10am: Overview of Rural Policy and EAFRD – Rural Payments Agency
  • 10am – 10.15am: LEADER Presentation – Amanda Brown/Richard Madin*
  • 10.15am- 10.30am: D2N2 Growth Hub – Chris Pook, Growth Hub Manager
  • 10.30am – 10.45am: Focus on how a local business has benefited from grant support*
  • 10.45am – 11am: Close – Rob Mayo
  • 11am – 11.15am: Break and refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits)
  • 11.15am – 12.15am: Workshops, networking (‘find out more’ sessions about the three calls).

Further information and registration

If you would like to read more detail on some of the rural funding on offer, then read our original news article.  Furthermore, as this event is part-funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, attendance is absolutely free.  Register here.


18 July
9:00 am - 12:30 pm


D2N2 Growth Hub


Belper Town Football Club
121 Bridge Street
Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1BA United Kingdom
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01773 825549


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