Dacorum's Den

Dacorum's Den

Organised by Dacorum Borough Council and supported by local sponsors, Dacorum’s Den is our business grant scheme, based on the popular TV show, which gives budding local entrepreneurs the chance to apply for up to £1,000 to grow and develop a business idea.

Since it was launched in 2011, over £70,000 has been invested in business growth and 62 new jobs created.

2019 schedule

  • 7 March – Applications open. Register now for the launch event
  • 7 June – Applications close
  • 5 July – Shortlisted applicants pitch to the judges
  • 19 July – Winners announced at Awards Ceremony

How to apply

To apply, please contact business@dacorum.gov.uk or call 01442 531002 for an application form.

2018 winners

In July 2018, eight entrepreneurial businesses were awarded grants totalling £10,000. For more information on all our winners, please see our Dacorum's Den news story.

Email updates

Do you know of a Dacorum-based business with less than 20 staff and a turnover of less than £1 million that could benefit from a grant of up to £1,000? Then sign up to our Dacorum Business Update e-newsletter to be kept informed of key dates and other interesting information. Email business@dacorum.gov.uk for more details.

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