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Grants and Funding Applications Workshop – Wimborne

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

| Free

Grants & Funding Applications Workshop – Wimborne
A FREE workshop for Dorset Businesses, fully funded by the ERDF.
This is an opportunity for Dorset businesses to find out more about the funds available to them. This is suitable for businesses either considering an application for finance or those jsut seeking to enhance their financing knowledge.
Areas to be covered:
Types of Finance, where they can fit and what they can offer
Types of Grants, where they fit, what they can offer, criteria and eligibility
Things to consider when applying
Being Investor ready
Who should attend?
Suitable for organisations that may never have made a small funding application before or else have struggled to be successful so far. We will include bid writing tips and techniques. The step-by-step proven approach will help you hone your skills and produce funding applications with a greater chance of success.
Program of Events
09.00 Registration & refreshments
09.15 Welcome & introduction
09.30 Grant and Finance options
10.30 Application forms, getting it right
11.30 Investor ready
12.00 Financial documents
12.45 Questions
13.00 Close
By the end of this session, you should be able to:
Understand better the type of funding your business needs
Research sources of funding/funding advice
Explain the need for your project
Articulate the constraints, benefits and impact in a meaningful way.
Produce & submit a funding application
Understand common reasons why funding applications are unsuccessful
We will be offering you the opportunity to book 1-2-1 sessions to talk about your own business needs with our team from The Dorset Growth Hub.
For any further information or special requirements for course attendance, please contact Dorset Growth Hub:
Tel – 03454 586 480 E-mail –
This workshop is completely free and funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It’s delivered by Dorset Growth Hub and WSX Enterprise. It is only open to Dorset, UK registered SME’s and aspiring entrepreneurs within home addresses in Dorset, UK postcodes.
Only one place allowed per business. Please contact the Growth Hub if you wish to reserve a space for another organisation or person.
Please also note that some sectors are not eligible for support on this programme due to Central Government Legislation. These sectors include: *Fishery & Aquaculture, *Primary production, processing and marketing of agricultural products, *Coal, Steel and shipbuilding sectors,*Synthetic Fibres, *Generalised School Age Education, *Banking and Insurance Companies. (*please follow the link for full eligibility guidelines:
Some Retail activities are also subject to ineligibility. Due to any ineligibility, we can only accept those who are eligible into our range of courses and workshops. If you require more information or are unsure if you are eligible for the support we offer, you can call us on 01202 607533 and a member of the Dorset Growth hub team will be happy to help


October 2
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Merley House
Merley House Ln
Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3AA United Kingdom