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Bid Writing

Dorset LEP Bid Writing Support Service

This is an unprecedented time for public funding into research, development and innovation.

If you are a Dorset-based organisation, and are thinking about applying for funding, then Dorset LEP’s new Bid Writing Support Service will interest you.

  • Dorset Gateway’s Bid Writing Support Service (BWSS) is a free offer for Dorset-based individuals/organisations/businesses.
  • It is funded through Government money and is aimed at supporting high potential/high growth organisations.
  • Applicants can access up to 40 hours of dedicated support. The level of support offered will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Whilst applications are welcomed from a range of applicant types (e.g. SMEs, universities, start-ups), the guiding principles for support are as follows:
    • Alignment with the grand challenges and foundations for growth in the UK’s Industrial Strategy and aims and objectives of Dorset’s Strategic Economic Plan;
    • Can demonstrate that the subject/focus of the bid will lead to increased productivity or growth of a business.

Contact the Dorset Gateway for further information on this service.

Bid Writing Support Service: Overview of Support Provided

•Comprehensive application check against funders criteria (1 day/8hours)

•Level 1 plus an edit of content to fit funder’s question and criteria. This includes suggestions of textual changes to better meet the funder’s call (up to 2 days/16 hours)

•Levels 1 and 2 as required plus project management/coordination of bid (up to 3 days/24 hours)

•Levels 1, 2 and 3 (as required) plus working closely with the applicant throughout the process to draft, develop and manage the bid (up to 5 days/40 hours)

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