Do you know a group in Thornbury who could benefit from some extra funds?

A Dragons’ Den event will be held in the town later this year, with more than £10,000 set to be given away.

The money comes from a year of fundraising efforts by the Thornbury Round Table. Similar to the BBC show, a panel of ‘dragons’ from the group will invite representatives from good causes to put forward their case for a share of the cash.

“It has been a fantastic fundraising year for us,” said the group’s vice chairman Dave Wickett. “We ran a similar event in 2017 with great success and wanted to, once again, invite the local community to come and see some of the money being given back .

“The Dragons’ Den concept struck us as a nice way to redistribute funds to the good causes in the area and help raise their profile.

“Normally we give out funds to groups who ask us directly, but this also helps to raise our charitable profile to the wider area so that more people will know we are available.”

The event will be held at The Swan pub on June 12.

Groups that want to take part must submit a short video explaining who they are, what they do and what they would spend the money on. Applications close on April 16th.

“We want as many people to apply as possible,” said Chairman, Rocco Cerullo. “While it does come down to the Dragons’ decision, we will consider any good cause who would like to apply – we have a lot of money to give away, and we want to make sure it all finds a good home.”

To apply, email or visit the Thornbury Round Table Facebook page.