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Grants & Funding Applications Workshop – Blandford Forum, Dorset

January 30 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

| Free

Grants and Funding Applications Workshop – Blandford Forum



A FREE workshop for Dorset Businesses, fully funded by the ERDF.

Are you looking to successfully apply for funding? If yes, then this workshop will help you to develop your skill and confidence in writing an effective application. This is an opportunity for business owners and directors to find out more about the funds available DGH Growth Fund, LEADER Grant Fund, Rural Growth Fund, Government Start Up loans, Innovate/Horizon 2020, South West Growth Fund, Green Business Fund.

You may be eligible for one of these grants.

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, with examples of successful and unsuccessful funding applications. The step-by-step proven approach will help you hone your skills and produce funding applications with a greater chance of success.

By the end of this session, you should be able to:

  • 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 –

The Dorset Business Growth Project is funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit


January 30
9:30 am - 1:30 pm


The Crown Hotel
Hall & Woodhouse West Street
Blandford Forum,DorsetDT11 7AJUnited Kingdom