Small Growth Grants available for Dorset businesses

Dorset Growth Hub has launched Small Growth Grants for Dorset businesses with ambitions to grow.

Applicants will need to demonstrate they have traded successfully for at least 12 months and have plans for a project that will facilitate business growth. The Small Growth Grants scheme is open for projects of a value from £4,000 upwards and successful grant applications are provided 25% of eligible project costs.

The minimum grant amount is £1,000 and the maximum is £5,000. For example, to receive a grant of £5,000 the total project cost will be at least £20,000. Eligible project costs include capital equipment, new premises works and fitting, new digital capability adoption, and outsourcing of expertise.

It is a competitive application process and the guidelines and application can be found on the Dorset Growth Hub website.

Applications need to be submitted by Friday 3 December 2021, and with any resulting grant claims to be claimed within 6 months of the grant being agreed.