Bounce Back Challenge Fund – One week left to apply

Local businesses of all sizes and types (including charities) have until Friday 7 May to submit a grant application for our Bounce Back Challenge Fund.

A limited number of grants are available for projects which demonstrate innovation, provide clear benefits for the local economy, generate pride in the place we live and are deliverable. We may award:

  • Up to £15,000 – for smaller projects or individual business ideas
  • Up to £70,000 – for larger projects which can include partnership or cross-sector working

All projects and proposals should be carefully considered. Please check the criteria and include as much detail as possible within your application.

Find out more and apply here. 

£2.4 million in funding available to help turbo-charge the local economy

A new package of grant funding is being made available from Monday 19 April to assist in turbo-charging innovative economic recovery projects across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

As part of the next stage of BCP Council’s Stream 3 Additional Restrictions Grant scheme, local businesses, business support organisations, community partners and Business Improvement Districts (BIDS) will have the opportunity to apply for varying levels of grants. 

Funding will be provided exclusively for projects which demonstrate innovation, provide clear benefits for the local economy and generate pride in the place we live.

To ensure the £2.4 million is distributed evenly throughout the business community, this scheme will be divided into several parts. These include:

  • The Bounce Back Challenge Fund. Grants of up to £15,000 and £70,000 will be available for local businesses with standout projects in need of funding. These projects must meet the council’s main criteria. The application period will run from 19 April to 7 May 2021.
  • In addition, businesses in the Council’s R3 Economy Recovery Taskforce group will be able to apply for grants. This group is made up of leaders in local business, retail, hospitality, leisure and welfare sectors. Applications close on 5 May.
  • Bournemouth Town Centre BID, Bournemouth Coastal BID and Poole BID will be able to apply for grants. Representing nearly 2000 businesses, these organisations play a key role in attracting visitors and creating a strong local trading environment. Applications close on 5 May.
  • Up to 10 organisations, which provide business support, will also be able to apply for grants. BCP Council has approached a number of organisations directly, however, those that think they may be eligible are asked to contact the council via argstream3@bcpcouncil.gov.uk to receive and fill out an application form. Applications close on 5 May.

For more information and how to apply, click here.

Bounce Back Challenge Fund – opens to applications

Today BCP Council has launched a new Bounce Back Challenge Fund to help turbo-charge innovative economic recovery projects across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

The Council will be providing funding specifically for projects which demonstrate innovation, provide clear benefits for the local economy, generate pride in the place we live and are deliverable. 

This is a competitive process that aims to unearth and fund a limited number of concepts from as wide a profile as possible within the local business community.

Businesses of all sizes and types (including charities) within the area can apply. They may award:

  • Up to £15,000 – for smaller projects or individual business ideas
  • Up to £70,000 – for larger projects which can include partnership or cross-sector working

The application period will run from today (Monday 19 April) and closes on 7 May 2021.

For more information and to apply, click here.