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Pitch your community project to 'Dragon's Den'

  • Dragon's Den

A “Dragons’ Den” style event is returning to Charnwood to help groups and residents learn more about securing funding for projects.

Community groups and individuals will be given the chance to pitch their projects to a panel of experts and receive feedback on their ideas.

The aim is to help people improve their chances of securing funding from a variety of sources.

The day has been organised by Charnwood Borough Council and will be attended by representatives from BBC Children in Need, The Big Lottery Fund and East Midlands Airport.

Cllr Deborah Taylor, lead member for communities, said: “We’re always looking for different ways to support local groups and individuals who make a valuable contribution to communities across the borough.

“The Friendly Funders’ Den event is a great opportunity for people to meet the experts and get some advice on how to secure funding and support.”

The den will give people an insight into what big funding bodies are looking for but it will also give people a platform to promote the great work they do within the community.

The event will be held on Wednesday August 1 at John Storer Charnwood, Loughborough. Shortlisted applications will be given a time slot to attend and pitch their project ideas.

There will be information about suitable grants on offer, plus tips and advice on how to write a funding application.

Groups and individuals interested in attending will need to submit a brief project outline (no more than 500 words) by Friday, July 20.

Email submissions to Nabillah Patel, community and voluntary sector officer at the council, nabillah.patel@charnwood.gov.uk or call 01509 632527 for more information.