A new £100,000 Breckland Innovation Den has been launched by Breckland Council, aimed at developing the next generation of budding entrepreneurs and supporting local businesses looking to expand in 2019.
Breckland Council is inviting local innovative businesses and new start-ups to enter a Dragons’ Den-style process, to bid for a share of the £100,000 funding available. Applicants can bid for a grant of between £5,000 and £20,000 to help them develop their idea, with Breckland Council currently developing a pack of support services that will also help successful applicants. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate how the funding can help them to deliver products or services that are currently not provided within the district or explain how their emerging business can use the seed grant to get off the ground.
Applications to the Breckland Innovation Den will go through a rigorous shortlisting which will be run by Norfolk Community Foundation, before people are invited to pitch their idea to a panel of judges, similar to TV show Dragons’ Den. The panel will comprise of Breckland councillors, business leaders, and business school academics.
Further information on how to apply and application forms can be viewed on the Norfolk Community FoundationBreckland Business Innovation Den webpage (opens in a new window). Completed application forms must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, February 4th.