Applications for this year’s Union Enterprise Fund are now open

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You can apply for the fund here.

Do you want to develop and progress the idea or start-up you have? The Union’s Enterprise Fund is a funding opportunity for innovative students to help you achieve exactly this! You could receive up to £500 worth of funding towards your project.

To be eligible to enter you must satisfy this criteria:

  • Who is applying for the funding (incl. contact details)?
  • What is the product or service?
  • What is your marketing strategy and brand?
  • What finance do you have in place?
  • How innovative is your product or service?

Once you’ve done the above theses are the key dates you need to remember:

  • Submissions open 18 November
  • Submissions close 2 December
  • Shortlist announced 4 December
  • Five minute pitch to the panel 9 December
  • Decision and Announcement 11 December

Past winners have put their awards towards prototype products, developing websites, market research and product testing. For example last year’s winner Avila Chidume was awarded £400 towards her business Avila.Diana, which creates diverse and personalised greetings cards and artwork aimed at marginalised groups including those with disabilities, identifying as LGBT+ and ethnic minorities. Avila also put the money to developing her own website – previously she had used platforms like Etsy to sell her products.

You can apply for the fund here. Good luck with your applications!

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