Funding and grants

erdf logoLeicester Start-up Accelerator gives access to seed funding opportunities to help you test your idea, enhance your profile and grow your network. Current funding opportunities are:

For starting up

  • Start-up Fund (Santander Universities) – for aspiring entrepreneurs getting started (grants up to £1000)
  • Innovation Grants (Innovation Hub) – for technology start-ups looking to market test (grants up to £1000)

For growth

  • Santander Entrepreneurship Awards – for committed early stage start-ups looking to raise profile, scale and grow (win up to £25,000, promotional/web support and paid interns)
  • Sir Thomas White Loan Charity – offers interest free loans of up to £15,000 for qualifying start-ups, and to individuals seeking loans for further study

For scaling and growing