Starting or Growing a Business

Grants available in North Dorset to help small business start-ups & creation of apprenticeships

Are you starting up or have recently started a small business and need some help?  North Dorset District Council has a small grants fund, the North Dorset Economic Growth Fund, which can support small businesses starting up, or their first stage growth (businesses up to 3 years old).

There is also an Apprenticeship Grant Fund, which supports local businesses or organisations to take on local apprentices, with grants of £1,500 to help with costs

The District Council is keen to support local economic growth, employment, skills and local supply chains through these grant schemes.

For more information on the North Dorset Economic Growth Fund and Apprenticeship Grant Fund, please see the website at Business Grants and Apprenticeship Funding

Contacts:

  • Susan Sullivan, Economic Development Officer, Dorset Councils Partnership, email ssullivan@dorset.gov.uk tel: 01258 484005 / 07825 088982
  • Hugh de Iongh, Community Development Officer, Dorset Councils Partnership, email HdeIongh@dorset.gov.uk , tel: 01258 484025 / 07786 125038