Dacorum's Den

Dacorum's Den 2022 logoOrganised 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 2012, more than £55,000 has been invested in business growth.

The deadline for applications for Dacorum’s Den 2022 has now closed.

Application forms are currently being reviewed and businesses will be notified shortly. The winners will be announced mid July 2022.

This year’s sponsors are Sopra Steria, Britvic, Abode Bed, Epson, Heart Hertfordshire, The Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead BID and Barnard & Webb Solicitors. Find out more about our sponsors.

Are you able to donate funding to help small local businesses grow?

Please email business@dacorum.gov.uk if you are interested in sponsoring Dacorum’s Den 2023.  It is a great initiative for larger businesses to help small local businesses grow or develop new start-up ideas. This small injection of funding and support can go a long way to help a small business grow.

Email updates

Do you know of a small, Dacorum-based business 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.