Dacorum's Den

Dacorum's Den 2023

Could your business use £1,000 to help it grow?

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

All businesses applying to Dacorum’s Den will have the opportunity to meet with a member of our Economic Development team to receive business support, regardless of the outcome of their application. Winners will also receive free business coaching from ActionCoach.

Now in its tenth year, Dacorum’s Den has awarded more than £100,000 to 80 Dacorum businesses and has created additional jobs within the borough.

Looking to apply for Dacorum’s Den funding next year? Sign up to our Business Email Newsletter to keep updated on the launch of the 2024 scheme.

2023 winners

This year’s winners are:

  • Coach and Bloom
  • Art by Vanessa - Crafty Team Building
  • Hops and Apples
  • Little Kits
  • Nugget Golf
  • The Good Grower
  • The Cryo Hub
  • Forever Flowers
  • Sabre Associates
  • Someone Brilliant.

Find out more about our winners on our Dacorum’s Den winners 2023 page

2023 sponsors

This year’s sponsors are Sopra Steria, Abodebed, Epson and Beeches Group. Find out more on our Dacorum's Den sponsors page

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

Please email business@dacorum.gov.uk if you're interested in sponsoring Dacorum’s Den 2024. It's 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.

Past winners

Eight budding entrepreneurs won funding in Dacorum's Den 2022 and were awarded up to £2,500. Find out more about our 2022 winners. And read a winner's story.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email business@dacorum.gov.uk.

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