Grants for Individuals

We have four grant programmes that support young people in Dorset who need financial support to help them reach their full potential.  

Grants for Individuals

The DCF Bursary Scheme supports young people age 16 – 25 living in Dorset, who are studying vocational courses at specific colleges and sixth forms and need help with essential course costs.

The Superior STEM Bursary supports young people age 16 – 25 living in South East Dorset, who are studying STEM subjects at specific colleges and sixth forms and need help with essential course costs.

The South West Enterprise Fund supports young people age 18 – 30 who need business start-up costs to support the launch or development of a new business.

The Lord-Lieutenant’s Fund for Young and Talented supports young people age 14-21 with an an exceptional talent and ambitions in sport who need financial help to meet the costs of coaching or competing.

Below you will find the criteria and guidance for each grant programme – please check carefully to make sure you are eligible for funding before applying.

We normally send out a Grant Alert when we open a programme for applications or launch a new funding programme. To receive our Grant Alert emails please sign up here

For further help and advice on the application process, or if you need the application form in an alternative format please contact the grants team on 01202 670815 or email grants@dorsetcf.org.

Fund Name Grant Size Opening Date Deadline Status
DCF Bursary Scheme Up to £1,000 July 18, 2022 January 13, 2023 OPEN

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Superior STEM Bursary Fund Up to £1,500 July 18, 2022 October 7, 2022 OPEN

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South West Enterprise Fund Up to

£2,000

ongoing ongoing OPEN

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The Lord-Lieutenant’s Fund for Young and Talented Up to

£1,000

Feb 2023
March 2023 CLOSED

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