Big Lottery Fund, Dorset Community Action and Christchurch and East Dorset Councils are giving local organisations the opportunity to maximise the potential for funding at a ‘Dragons’ Den’ style event.
The event is suitable for any organisations searching for funds, which would like to get first-hand expert advice on their project idea and its chances for funding, and anyone who wants to learn more about community action.
The event will take place at The Community Learning and Resource Centre, 41 – 44 King Street, Wimborne, BH21 1EB on Thursday 1 October 2015.
There are 60 places, and 20 community groups will have the opportunity to each present a project requiring funding to a panel of seven ‘Dragons’, representing Talbot Village Trust, Dorset Community Foundation, Bournemouth Airport Community Fund, Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery, BBC Children in Need and Charity Bank.
The five-minute presentation should include details of the beneficiaries of the project and how they will benefit, the activities and how they will be delivered and the total project cost.
The Dragons will use their local knowledge to steer projects to the best suited funder(s) based on project requirements, and identify which projects should go forward to a Reaching Communities Masterclass, a series of workshops and one-to-one sessions with the Dragons in the afternoon.
Places are limited to a maximum of two people per organisation. The event costs £10 per person for charities or social enterprises or £20 per person from statutory organisations, which include refreshments, lunch and workshop registration.
For more information or to book a place go to www.Dorsetcommunityaction.org.UK/training-events.