D2N2 Growth Hub Supporting Growth

How to Win Grant Funding

Event Information:

Type: Business Growth

Venue: Webinar, D2N2

Date: Thursday, 15 April 2021

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Available To: Eligible SME's

Speaker: David Smith & John O'Donnell

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE


This webinar is hosted by the D2N2 Growth Hub, Oxford Innovation and East Midlands Business. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

This webinar will help you identify the correct funding for your business and help you to submit a competitive proposal.

Who should attend this webinar?

Businesses that want to apply for grant funding and to learn more about the funding landscape.

This webinar is aimed at SMEs. Please note that preference will be given to businesses based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

What will we cover?

  • Who are “the funders” and what are they looking for?
  • Capital and Revenue funding
  • State Aid – what does it mean?
  • Application process – top tips (and common mistakes)
  • Financial projections – what are the funders looking for?
  • Examples of some of the funds available today.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the session:

  • 2.00pm - 2.45pm - Webinar presentation

  • 2.45pm - 3.00pm - Break

  • 3.00pm - 3.45pm - Webinar presentation

  • 3.45pm - 4.00pm - Q&A

Who’ll be presenting this webinar?

David Smith

David divides his time between managing the Capital Growth Fund grant programme on behalf of EMB Ltd and providing business coaching for the resident customers in Mansfield Innovation Centre on behalf of Oxford Innovation. David has a wealth of experience, having managed various grant programmes and supported businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to successfully secure in excess of £10m in funding over the past 5 years.

John O'Donnell

John is Business Finance Manager for the D2N2 Growth Hub. He has spent time in commercial finance working with SME Invoice Finance and has successfully helped businesses to raise funds through debt and equity routes. He's owned businesses himself and understands the challenges that businesses can face.

Here’s how simple it is to book your place:

This session will be delivered via GoTo - to register for a place all you need to do is complete the booking form

It’s quick and easy and if you have any questions, just contact your dedicated Events & Engagement Officer,  Hannah Kerridge - 07741 163242

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