Scheme offers cash for new businesses

Young people in Ilkeston who want to start their own business can apply for loans of up to £10,000 as part of a £112m government fund.

The Start-Up Loans scheme is being delivered by a number of companies, including

Applicants must be aged under 30 and apply through one of the delivery partners.

Tony Rafferty, chief executive of, said: “Our main focus will be to help young entrepreneurs from the graphic arts sector including graphic and web designers.

“But we want to hear from young entrepreneurs from other sectors too.”

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