Chance to pitch your idea at ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event

Published Thursday 8 August 2019

The next Dragon’s Den style event could help bring exciting projects in the Harborough district to fruition – with some major funders ready to offer support.

The Harborough District Council organised event will see local groups and individuals encouraged to submit projects with some invited to pitch to a panel of funding experts.

Dragon's Den

In return, they’ll get specific advice from the panel about potential funding, key criteria, and next steps to help secure successful grant applications.

The innovative event is inspired by the popular BBC television programme but is much more informal and relaxed.

It will take place at The Symington Building in Market Harborough on Thursday 19 September 2019 from 9.30am to 4pm.

Councillor Michael Rickman, Harborough District Council’s community grants lead, said: “This event has proven a great opportunity to help community groups find funding to get some excellent projects off the ground. We have some major funders on the panel who will all be trying to help and advise where possible.”

Funders who have confirmed attendance so far include Harborough District Council, HDC Sports Development Team, Leicestershire County Council Shire Grants, Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation, National Lottery Community Fund, LRS Sport and Leicestershire Cares.

Previous Dragon’s Den style events, organised by the council, have proved very successful and led to a number of local projects finding the required funding.

Places are limited but anyone interested in pitching to the Dragon’s Den panel should contact Alison McDaid at emailing the details of the project. Successful applicants will be invited to pitch to the panel.