How to Write a Compelling Grant Application

Host: D2N2 Growth Hub

Location: Online - Webinar

Cost: FREE

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As a growing business, you may have looked at the opportunities for accessing grant funding to support your growth plan.

Having decided which grant programme is best for your needs, you now need to complete the dreaded application form; what information will you need and where do you start? We have developed this webinar as a response to feedback from other events. Looking at the application process for the major grant programmes currently available in the D2N2 area, this session aims to de-mystify the grant application process enabling you to compose a structured and compelling grant application.

Who should attend this webinar?

Aimed at SME businesses within the D2N2 area that have growth plans and are seeking grant assistance to support their growth plans.

Please note that this webinar is open to trading SMEs based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Businesses located outside of this area will be unable to attend and instead directed to alternative support.

What will we cover?

  • What are funders looking for?

  • What are the key trigger points for approval?

  • How can I make my application stand out?

  • An overview of financial information requirements.

What outcomes can you expect from joining us?

After attending this webinar, you will:

  • Know what funders are looking for in a grant application

  • Understand some of the “jargon” within application forms

  • Be able to compose a well-balanced grant application


  • 2.00pm - 2.45pm - Webinar presentation

  • 2.45pm - 3.00pm - Break

  • 3.00pm - 3.45pm - Webinar presentation

  • 3.45pm - 4.00pm - Q&A

Who’ll be presenting this webinar?

David Smith divides his time between managing the Capital Growth Fund grant programme on behalf of EMB Ltd and providing business coaching for the resident customers in Mansfield Innovation Centre on behalf of Oxford Innovation.

David has a wealth of experience, having managed various grant programmes and supported businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to successfully secure in excess of £10m in funding over the past 5 years.



This webinar is hosted by the D2N2 Growth Hub, Oxford Innovation and East Midlands Business. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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