The DCF Bursary Scheme supports young people who want to access vocational training and the Superior STEM Bursary Fund supports students taking STEM subjects. Both are open to young people aged between 16-25 living in Dorset (STEM limited to certain areas of Dorset), Bournemouth or Poole.
The Dorset Performing Arts Bursary supports young people (14-21) with a recognised performing arts talent.
The Lord-Lieutenant’s Fund for Young and Talented supports young people (14-21) with a variety of talents and we are currently focusing on supporting those with an exceptional sporting talent.
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 re-open a fund or launch a new funding programme, so please ensure you are signed up for our Grant Alert (bottom of each page).
|Fund Name||Aim||Bursary Size||Opening Date||Deadline||Status|
|DCF Bursary Scheme||Young people (16-25) on vocational courses and traineeships – Dorset wide||Up to £1,000||July 18, 2022||Sept 2 Oct 7 Nov 11 Jan 13, 2023||CLOSED|
|Superior STEM Bursary Fund||Young people (16-25) on STEM courses – specific area, check fund page||Up to £1,500||July 18, 2022||Sept 2 Oct 7||CLOSED|
|Lord-Lieutenant’s Fund for Young and Talented||Supporting young people (14-21) with exceptional sporting talent – Dorset wide||Up to £1,000||Feb 2023||Mar 2022||CLOSED|
|South West Enterprise Fund||Supporting young people in Dorset with business start up costs||Up to £2,000||tbc||tbc||CLOSED|