Financing your start up Financing your start up

One of your biggest challenges in starting a business will be securing funding for the project... That's where we can help.

The next deadline for funding applications is 5pm Monday 24 October 2016.

Okay, how do I apply for funding?

Here's how it works:

1. As soon as possible, fill in our Commercial expression of interest form.

2. We will assess your form and contact you with our feedback.

3. If we think your idea could be suitable for funding, you'll then fill in our Commercial application form and get it to us before the deadline for funding applications.

4. We will then make a decision on your application and whether to award funds. Please note, with Do It Awards, a business plan will be required in addition to the application form.

For more detailed information on the application process, please see the Commercial application flowchart and take a look at our Grading criteria.

If you have any questions, simply email

The funding I was awarded has financed the entire project, without the funding I would  have no business. - Blessin Adams, Deli Soaps