Funding your ideas Funding your ideas

Many people need an injection of funding to get their idea moving, we have a range of small grants to help social and commercial enterprises develop and grow ideas – no matter what stage they are at.

Awards are open to all students and those who have graduated in the last six months.

Have you got a brilliant business idea?

Have you got an idea that could make a difference to people or the planet?

Our funding grants can help to "Try it" – up to £500 to help you explore an idea or "Do it" – up to £3000 to launch a venture.

Our January funding deadline has passed. Keep checking this page for the next application deadline to be announced soon.

Santander LogoWe are very fortunate to have funding support from Santander Universities to enable our funding scheme. So far we've awarded over £80,000 in "Do It" seed funding to both student and graduate start ups. Why not join them and put your plan into action?

What next?

Book a one-to-one coaching session before application. Contact Student Enterprise to book an appointment, drop into EnterpriseCentral or call 01603 592142.

The process of applying for funding focuses the mind and the business plan. - Tom Toolan, Institute of Carbon Accountants

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