Grants, Funding & Finance Workshop - Shaftesbury

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Grants, Funding and Finance Workshop – Shaftesbury

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 skills and confidence in writing an effective application. This is an opportunity for business owners and directors to find out more about the funds available.

Areas to be covered:

  • Types of Finance, where they can fit and what they can offer

  • Types of Grants, where they fit, what they can offer, criteria and eligibility

  • Things to consider when applying

  • Being Investor ready

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

Program of Events

09.00 Registration & refreshments

09.15 Welcome & introduction

09.30 Grant and Finance options

10.30 Application forms, getting it right

11.30 Investor ready

12.00 Financial documents

12.45 Questions

13.00 Close


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

  • Understand better the type of funding your business needs

  • 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 –

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 SME’s and aspiring entrepreneurs within home addresses in Dorset, UK postcodes.

Only one place allowed per business. Please contact the Growth Hub if you wish to reserve a space for another organisation or person.

Please also 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:

Some Retail activities are also subject to ineligibility. Due to any ineligibility, we can only accept those who are eligible into our range of courses and workshops. 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

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