North Dorset Economic Growth Fund
The fund can support initiatives and projects from start-up businesses. These are businesses which are moving from the idea stage to securing finance, setting up the basic structure of the business and are in the first phase of operating and trading (normally up to a year’s trading)
The focus of the Economic Growth Fund is support for start-up businesses.
Through its focus on support for start-up businesses, the Economic Growth Fund aims achieve growth in the local economy by developing commercial activity.
The objectives of the Fund are:
To unlock potential in the local economy
To support innovation in the local economy
To add value in the local economy
To lever additional funds and resources into the local economy
To improve skills and the labour pool in the local economy
To help retain young people in the local economy
To increase the economic viability and vitality of our market towns, and also villages
To promote opportunity and the strengths of the district (the ‘offer’) to support the local economy
And the Fund is looking for projects to deliver the following outputs:
New jobs created
For more information, see the Dorset For You website.