Visitor economy businesses based in Derbyshire are being encouraged to apply for business grants of up to £10,000 to enable them to adapt, recover and rebuild in response to the coronavirus pandemic. PLEASE NOTE: Please ensure your business meets the eligibility criteria below before applying.

Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire is offering business grants to support the development of valuable digital assets such as online booking systems, updated websites and cashless payment facilities to help businesses respond to changes in consumer behaviour.

Click here to register your interest for a business grant.

The grants programme is part of Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire’s European Regional Development Fund project, which has been updated to reflect new business needs that have emerged as a result of Covid-19.

Grants of £1,000 to £10,000 are also available in the following areas:

  • Covid-19 Digitalisation - e.g. updates to an existing website, implementation of online booking/cashless payment systems.
  • Cycling – e.g. secure cycle storage and maintenance equipment for use by visitors.
  • Internationalisation – e.g. website translation or the implementation of online booking/cashless payment systems to encourage international visitors.

Businesses applying for the funding must meet the following criteria:

  • Be part of the visitor economy, including sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.
  • Be located in Derbyshire.
  • Have less than 250 employees.
  • Have been trading for more than 12 months.
  • Have a business bank account.

Successful applicants will receive a 50% grant towards the cost of the overall project, with a minimum 50% grant contribution being £1,000 and the maximum £10,000.


  • Eligible businesses can register their interest for a grant now by clicking here.

  • To learn more, watch our Business Grants Webinar and discover how the scheme could help your business.