What business support do we offer?

Our team of Business Growth Consultants can help your business grow in a variety of ways.  


Dependent on eligibility, you will be assigned your personal Business Growth Consultant. They will be in contact with you to discuss your business needs in more detail and tailor a support package to suit you. They could recommend attending some of our events, set up a meeting in person or help you put together an application for finance through our grant scheme.


Our service is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund to provide 12 hours of support to eligible Dorset Businesses.


Our workshops are completely free and funded by the European Regional Development Fund. They are delivered by DGH and WSX Enterprise. They are only open to Dorset, UK-registered SMEs, and aspiring entrepreneurs with home addresses in Dorset.

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

Please also note that some sectors are not eligible for support.

Our grants

DGH currently has three grants on offer to Dorset businesses with ambitions to grow.


New Business Grant

 £1000 to help your newly registered business. 

New Product Grant

 £1000 towards launching a new product or service.

Growth Grant 

£1000 to £5000 towards a project that will facilitate business growth, this grant covers 25% of eligible project costs.

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.

This is a competitive application process and the guidelines and application are provided below.

The grants are currently open with completed applications to be submitted by 31st May 2022, and with any resulting grant claims to be claimed by 30th June 2022.

Download the application form and guidance on the grants page, and if you have any queries please e-mail info@dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk

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