Free grants and funding applications workshop in Dorchester

Don’t miss this free workshop for Dorset businesses on 19th April (8am-1pm), it is fully funded by the ERDF.

The event – being held at The Dorford Centre, Dorchester Baptist Church 2, Bridport Road, Dorchester – is aimed at those looking to successfully apply for funding.

It aims to help you develop your skills and confidence in writing effective applications.

This is an opportunity for business owners and directors to find out more about the funds available Dorset 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?

This workshop is ideal for those 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.

Program of Events

9am  Registration & refreshments
9:15am  Welcome & introduction
9:30am  Grants currently being applied for in the area, what is out there?
10am  Grant focus
11am  Application forms – getting it right
12noon  Financial documents
12:45pm  Questions
1pm  Close

Workshop outcomes

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

There will also be opportunities for delegates 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 on 03454 586 480 or via email:

Alternatively, book your free place now by visiting: Grants & Funding Applications Workshop