Shared Prosperity Fund in Dorset

Grants for Local Businesses within the Dorset Council area will open on Tuesday 12 December with grant awards available from £2,000 to £20,000 per business.


Funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Businesses can apply for grants 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.

Dorset Growth Hub is managing the grant application on offer to Dorset businesses with ambitions to grow.

How to apply

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

1. Contact Dorset Growth Hub – use the button below or email

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.

You can also register for fully funded Transformational Business Support and stay ahead of the curve.

It costs you nothing as this support is funded by Dorset Council.


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