Calling all budding entrepreneurs

Puslished: 13 October 2017

Calling all budding entrepreneurs


Calling all budding entrepreneurs, Nottinghamshire Community Foundation have organised another Dragons Den style event hosted by Nottingham Business School. If you have a business idea and want to apply for a grant to help you on the road to success please apply to the den.

Applicants are given the opportunity to pitch to a panel of successful local business leaders who decide on which businesses will receive a grant of up to £3,000.  To find out more please go to:


Nina Dauban, Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire Community Foundation, “We are pleased to announce this our 11th den and delighted it is being hosting by the Business school. Previous Dens have shown us that applicants get so much more than the grant. Past winners have been given free premises, new websites and IT support, new machinery, free marketing and significant investment from the Dragons”.

The Dragons  Panel includes;

Melanie Currie, Deputy Dean Nottingham Business School

David Marlow, CEO Nottingham Building Society

Beverley Parr, Owner of B & J Parr Ltd

Kevin Shakesheff, Pro Vice Chancellor Nottingham University


Media are invited to attend the Trent University Business School on Tuesday February 6th 2018 between 1.30pm and 4.00pm to photograph the dragons and pitches in action.


Nottinghamshire Community Foundation:

Nina Dauban,

Carla Bradbury,

Tel: 01623 620202,



About Nottinghamshire Community Foundation (NCF)

Based at Pine House B, Ransom Wood Business Park, Southwell Road West, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 0JH, Telephone Number: 01623 620202, Charity No: 1069538

NCF provides philanthropy services for individuals, families, companies, charitable trusts and local authorities in Nottingham city and county.

NCF is a local registered charity delivering grant schemes on a not for profit basis, using quality accredited grant giving processes, as approved by the Charity Commission. Experts in their field, NCF provides donors with specialist advice on their grant giving to maximise the value of their donations and ensure the right projects get funded.  NCF has given over £25 million away since they begun and are currently running over 25 local funds. NCF is often able to match fund new named funds and offers strategic philanthropy services, such as the Dragons’ Dens, as investment in micro enterprise as well as traditional grant giving.

To find out more visit our website.

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