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Find out more about the range of grants and funding available to new and existing businesses in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area.

UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Free business support and match-funded grants exclusive to BCP based businesses.

British Business Bank

The British Business Bank is a government-owned business development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses.

Dorset Business Angels

Dorset Business Angels bring together investors with business investment opportunities. These opportunities can attract finance from experienced investors or business people with sources of funding.

Innovate UK

The UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, funds, support and connect innovative businesses to accelerate sustainable economic growth. You can apply for research and development funding in specific priority areas, as well as non-themed ‘always open’ competitions.

Government directory of finance and support

GOV.UK has a directory of finance and support available to businesses.

South West Investment Fund

The South West Investment Fund will deliver a commitment of funding to smaller businesses across the South West.

South West Investment Group Finance

South West Investment Group (SWIG) Finance provide risk capital to small and medium-sized enterprises. The group has invested in a variety of different funds to businesses throughout South West England.

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