Erewash Borough Council


Manufacturing Research & Development Grants

- Apply Now

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Erewash manufacturing businesses are encouraged to apply for the Council’s new R&D Grant scheme, which is now live. The Grants are designed to support local small and medium enterprises* in developing and piloting new products or services to help improve their businesses.

Erewash based SME in the manufacturing sector can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 and are required to provide 33% of match-funding for the projects. This Grant funding is a great opportunity to invest in cutting-edge research and the development of highly skilled people needed to support UK manufacturing innovation and boost sustainable growth in Erewash. There will be 2 further rounds of funding. Dates for these will be posted here in due course.

Please read the Terms and Conditions and Applicant’s Guide before applying.

Applicants Guide (this link takes you to another page)

Terms and Conditions (this link takes you to another page)

Application Form (this is a 83KB Word document)

Project Proposal Template (this is a 45KB Word document)


If you have any questions please contact the Economic Development team: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The scheme is being operated by Erewash Borough Council and is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

 *An SME is a company with fewer than 250 employees and with a turnover of less than £40m.