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Grants and Funding for Dorset Start-ups – Dorset Growth Hub

21st December 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm GMT

Join Dawn Leader, Business Growth Consultant at DGH and Lucy Kitcher, Natwest for a session on finding the best way to finance your startup.

About this event

This workshop will run both online and in-person in Canford School where we will cover funding options for start-up and early-stage businesses plus a look at more general funding options.

Lucy Kitcher from NatWest will talk about how you can give yourself the best chance of attracting funding from a bank and we will explore other early-stage funding options such as the government start-up loans.

We will also spend some time looking at the New Business grant offered by the Dorset Growth Hub and run through how to best complete the application form.

Who should attend

Dorset start-ups that want to explore our grants and funding for their new businesses only succeed when a robust business plan is in place.

Businesses that have a clear strategy and direction for the business succeed and grow more effectively.

This programme is a perfect opportunity to take time out of your business to understand more about what is out in the financial marketplace currently.


10:00 Introductions and general funding landscape

10:30 Government Start-up loans

11:00 Bank funding

11:30 Dorset Growth Hub Start-up grants

12:00 Close

After registering here on Eventbrite, you will receive our DGH programme registration forms via DocuSign, our e-signing facility.

You MUST complete the registration paperwork in good time before the event.

For any further information or special requirements for course attendance, please contact us by 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 businesses that have a Dorset postcode. Please also note that some sectors are not eligible for financial 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 see here for full eligibility guidelines). 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.


21st December 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm GMT


Canford School
Canford Magna
Wimborne, England BH21 3AD United Kingdom