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Grants For Growth – Webinar – Dorset Growth Hub

17th September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST

Grants for Growth DGH
Join Dawn Leader, Business Growth Consultant at DGH, to talk all things grants, growth plans and writing grant bids.

Whilst many businesses have had to adapt their operations and are adjusting to their new normal, with many employees working from home or returning to the office, it is our hope that businesses are able to devote some time to plan their businesses recovery and think about future plans.

If you are looking at your strategy going into 2021 and your plans hope to bring around business growth, we would love to give you some information about the grants we have available.

Currently, DGH has a Growth Grant fund of £580,000 to be awarded to approximately 160 Dorset businesses. (Please note this is a different fund to the Dorset SME Recovery Grants)

Who should attend?

This webinar is for ambitious 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 improving 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 webinar 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 Growth Grant. There will also be an 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 Growth 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.

Can I get access to funds/grants? How do I do this?

Yes, see what grants are available on our website, 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 Business Growth Consultants will be on hand at the event with availability to book in a follow-up meeting to discuss match funding and financing options, 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.

How to Access this Webinar:

You will receive the joining instructions via e-mail, 2 hours before the webinar.

After registering here on Eventbrite, you will receive our DGH programme registration forms via Docusign, our e-signing facility, please can you complete these ahead of the event.

For any further information or special requirements for course attendance, please contact us by e-mail, or call 03454 586480

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.


17th September 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm BST