Latest News & Events

  • Summer’s here and Lighthouse loves outdoors music, comedy and theatre

    As it prepares to reopen to the public next week Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, is welcoming the warmer weather with some fantastic additions to its Lighthouse: OUTSIDE season of performances outdoors in the Amphitheatre.  With the global music flavours of Soothsayers, … Read More

  • June 8th Online – Find out what Bournemouth University can offer your business

    BCP Council, Dorset Engineering, and Manufacturing Cluster & Bournemouth University working in partnership to support Dorset based business.• Does your organisation need talent?• Do you have a steady stream of talented Bournemouth University students applying to your organisation?• Do you … Read More

  • Last week to apply for your Bounce Back Challenge Fund

    Local businesses of all sizes and types (including charities) have until Friday 7 May to submit a grant application for our Bounce Back Challenge Fund. A limited number of grants are available for projects which demonstrate innovation, provide clear benefits … Read More

  • Bounce Back Challenge Fund – opens to applications

    BCP Council has launched a new Bounce Back Challenge Fund to help turbo-charge innovative economic recovery projects across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. The Council will be providing funding specifically for projects which demonstrate innovation, provide clear … Read More

  • Exceptional Circumstance Fund – last chance to apply -14th April

    Businesses that have been severely financially impacted by national restrictions and have not received any other grant support to date can apply for grants of up to £10,000. Our Exceptional Circumstances Fund closes at midnight tomorrow (14 … Read More

  • High Street sales tipped to surge 50% on 12 April

    The number of shoppers visiting retail parks and essential shops in March shows consumers have missed bricks-and-mortar shops, says Springboard. The analyst predicts a 48% rise in sales when lockdown restrictions are lifted on 12 … Read More

  • Launch of Restart Grants Scheme

    At the beginning of April, the government launched the new £5 billion Restart Grants scheme to be administered by local authorities. Businesses in England in the non-essential retail sector will be eligible for one-off grants … Read More

  • Outdoor pubs, shops, gyms and hairdressers to reopen

    Outdoor hospitality will be among those reopening in England next week after the Prime Minister confirmed the roadmap is on track and planned easements can go ahead. Significant parts of the indoor economy and further outdoor settings … Read More

  • It’s Marvellous Market Time!

    It’s Marvellous Markets time in Poole! As we welcome visitors back from the 12th of April, we have a new event called Marvellous Markets animating the streets of Poole. There will be brass bands, acoustic singers, and … Read More

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