Finding business funding

We know it can be challenging to start your business without some funding in place.

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Santander Universities Business Development Grants

Applications for the 2023-24 grants are now open. The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 9 June 2024.

Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs (DBACE)

Win up to £20,000 to start and grow your enterprise.

The Mayor’s Entrepreneur Awards

Enter this award to win £20,000 for your business idea.

Santander X UK Awards 2023

Calling university and early-stage start-ups! Enter your innovative business and win up to £25,000 in equity-free funding and the opportunity to compete against the best early-stage startups from across Europe and Latin America in the Santander X Global Awards.

Tata Varsity Pitch Competition 2023

Applications for the 2023 Tata Varsity Pitch Competition are now closed

Help with applying

If you decide to apply for one of these grants or competitions, we encourage you to book an enterprise appointment.

The Enterprise Advisor will give you feedback on how to write and submit an application with a higher chance of being shortlisted. 

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