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Grants For Growth – Blandford – Dorset Growth Hub
February 6 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm GMTFree
Dorset Growth Hub invites you to join us for our new Grants for Growth workshop on 6th February 2020 at the Crown Hotel in Blandford. The aim of this event is to provide an in-depth understanding of our grant process and how you can write a compelling grant bid.
Who should attend?
This workshop is for business owners or decision makers that are in the planning phase of a project that aims to bring business growth. The business must have been successfully trading for at least the past 12 months and is now looking to grow. You could be looking to facilitate growth by improve resilience, creating jobs, investing in equipment and machinery that helps increase production capacity, develop new products, exploit new markets or enhance innovation.
Why should I attend?
You are keen to understand if a grant could be suitable funding for a project you are planning. The aim of this workshop is to give you all the tools you need and answer any questions you may have to put your best foot forward and apply for our grants.
There will also be opportunity to network with other business owners in a similar growth phase and share best practice.
What will I take away from the event?
You will know if your project is eligible for a grant, what to include in your application and what is expected from the grant panel. You will also understand the grant process, procurement guidelines and payment requirements. You will also receive additional tips and guidance, giving your application a better chance of being approved.
How will this event help my business?
This event enables you to fully understand the grant process; the key principles can then be applied not only in applying for other grants, but in applying for future funding and investment.
This session will be followed by an optional facilitated peer to peer discussion of financing options for the matched funding – the money that the grant won’t fund.
Can I get access to funds/grants? How do I do this?
Yes, see what grants are available on our website here, please read our current guidance and download an application form. This event will enhance your understanding and answer any questions you may have.
Who can I speak to after the event? What happens next?
Our Access to Finance team will be on hand at the event with availability to book in a follow up meeting to check over your completed application and make any recommendations. They will also be able to signpost you to any other support that may be available to your business.
Please make sure that you are able to attend the event before you book. If you book a place and are not able to attend we reserve the right to exclude you from further bookings where places are in short supply.
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 SMEs.
Please 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: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/15275/National_Eligiblity_Rules_V2.pdf)
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