bid writing

This is an unprecedented time and public funding into research, development and innovation is available to support businesses and organisations, in addition to other COVID-19 business resilience support being offered by the government.

In 2018, Dorset LEP introduced a fully funded, specialist bid writing support service to help more Dorset entrepreneur’s, SME’s and projects access government funds to power their business growth, increase collaborations and drive innovation.   

Since its launch, the BWSS has helped Dorset businesses and projects secure more than £1.7m of funding from the likes of Innovate UK. The service has provided more than 1,300 hours of one-to-one support and engaged with more than 750 businesses through conferences, workshops and masterclasses.  

"To be offered the chance to take up the SMART grant is a significant step forward. We have, kept going for 5 years without any remuneration and it has been a struggle with patent payments etc., but now finally! We can't thank you enough for your expertise and guidance.”  - Alan Rallings, Founder,  Cyclopic 

For the latest information about Innovate UK funding, visit the Innovation Funding Service from Innovate UK.

To speak to a local advisor about what support is available, complete our business enquiry form.  

For further information please contact:

Finn Morgan
Dorset LEP Business Engagement and Dorset Gateway Manager
Email: fmorgan@bournemouth.ac.uk
Tel: + 44 (0)1202 965755