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 SWEF Enterprise Fund supports young people age 18 – 30 who want to invest in their business but cannot access finance from other sources (such as a bank loan).

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
SWEF Enterprise Fund Up to

£2,000

ongoing ongoing OPEN

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DCF Bursary Scheme Up to £1,000 1st August  2024 13th January  2025 CLOSED

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Superior STEM Bursary Fund Up to £1,500 1st August 2024 18th November 2024 CLOSED

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The Lord-Lieutenant’s Fund for Young and Talented Up to £1000 Feb 2025 March 2025 CLOSED

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