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What business support do we offer?

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

 

Depending 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, setting up a meeting in person or helping you put together an application for finance through our grant scheme.

Events

Our workshops are completely free!
 

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 is 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 has the following grant on offer to Dorset businesses with ambitions to grow.

Shared Prosperity Fund in Dorset

Grants for Local Businesses within the Dorset Council area will open on Monday 29th April with grant awards available from £2,000 to £20,000 per business.

If you are a business within the Dorset Council area, you can apply for a grant towards:

o digital technology and innovation

o research and development

o business growth and exports

Such as:

o purchase of new equipment; software development and implementation; adaptations; automation and robotics

o support with Intellectual Property (IP); patents; trademarks; designs; copyrights; or other options for protecting IP; capital funding for new machinery for new products; and development of new services or products

o grants to facilitate growth, promote innovation and increase productivity

o grants to facilitate and support businesses that are either wish to start exporting or are already doing so

Businesses must provide 100% match funding in cash and are required to undertake a business support meeting with our lead business partner, WSX Enterprise, before completing the Grant Application Form.

How to apply

Please ensure you read the grant scheme document and checklist for applicants before applying.

  1. Contact Dorset Growth Hub - email info@dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk

  2. Dorset Growth Hub Business Consultant will do a diagnostic.

  3. A panel will review and inform you of the decision.

  4. If successful, you will receive a unique code and be directed to complete a Grant application.

  5. There will be no further review, the panel's decision is final.

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