Status:  Closed
Closing Date:  01/02/2016

Got a business idea you want to develop?
Would £3,000 help get your business idea off the ground?
Then apply for funding from our Dragons’ Den

The British Indian Business Forum (BIBF) Nottingham and the  HIGH SHERIFF of Nottingham are joining forces in a local ‘DRAGONS’ DEN’

The BIBF Nottinghamshire and the  HIGH SHERIFF Dr Jas Bilkhu  are inviting applications from budding entrepreneurs to apply for a grant to support their business development.

BIBF is a partnership of local highly successful Indian businessmen and professionals that supports  economic development and business growth. The group is particularly keen to help young people with innovate ideas.

Supported by the High Sheriff Jas Bilkhu and the Nottinghamshire Community Foundation the den will bring together 6 local ‘business dragons from the BIBF who will award successful enterprise ideas a grant of up to £3000.

To be considered for a grant, applicants need to be a resident of Nottingham city or county, be able to submit a realistic business plan and have a great enterprise idea.

Download a business plan template here [Doc] and a basic forecast template here [XLS Doc] or contact Carla Bradbury ( for copies.

All applications must be submitted by 9.30am on February 1st 2016.

Please email your business plan and forecast to or post to:

Dragons Den
Nottinghamshire Community Foundation
Pine House B, Ransom Wood Business Park
Southwell Road West
NG21 0HJ

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their ideas to the Business Dragons at The St James Place Hotel in Nottingham on Monday February 15th 2015. The winners will be presented with their award grants at the BIBF annual dinner on February 26th 2016.