Introducing the Dragons’ Den

The Dragons Den is a fun networking event, where you can pitch your project idea to an audience and win funding

You will have 3 minutes to “pitch” to the audience, explaining what your project is and how much funding you need. There will be 3-4 “dragons” who will ask you questions to help the audience decide if it’s a project that they think should be funded.

There is £5000 in the funding pot. You can apply for as much funding as you want up to that figure, but if you pitch for the full £5000 then to win any money, a majority of the audience would have to think your project is the only project that deserves funding! BECAUSE … Each audience member will have ballot card, and will only be able to “spend” up to £5000 on their ballot card.

Please note, only projects that the organisers believe will improve the lives of people in Honiton will get invited into the Dragons Den!

To apply you need to complete a short application in Word, which we need to receive by Monday 6th May.

Funded by Honiton Town Council, East Devon District Council and Devon County Council.

Frequently asked questions

1. What’s the process my application will go through?  Your application will be looked at by the organisers. We’ll let you know by Friday 10th May if it’s suitable the Dragons Den.  If your project isn’t suitable for the Dragons Den we’ll let you know why.  We’ll be on the end of the phone to support people preparing for the Dragons Den …

2. Do we have to be a constituted group? Yes. This means you need a governing document. It doesn’t mean you have to have to be legally incorporated though!

3. Are there things the Dragon’s Den will not fund? Yes:  Day to day ongoing costs e.g. salaries, administration etc.   Services or activities that should be statutory  Political activities  Animal beneficiaries  Private businesses  Activities where individuals will directly benefit financially  Trips and outings

4. How long do we have to spend the grant? The grant must be spent within 12 months.


How much


It's free to attend, but booking is essential.

For more information or for an application form email Alex Higgins or call 07805 813033.

To book to be part of the audience, get a ticket here:





The Beehive
Dowell Street
EX14 1LZ

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Event aimed at everyone.

Disabled access available

Assistance dogs welcome

Further info

For more information or for an application form email Alex Higgins or call 07805 813033