What would you do with £500 for your business?

Start-Up Fund - £500

You can apply for the Start-Up Fund and claim £500 if you have registered a business this academic year.

If you have started a business, you can apply for a minimum of £500 through the Business Start-Up Fund. You will need to pay up front and have your receipts ready before you apply but there is no interview process so you can apply anytime. We have provided a shopping list as a handy guide to help you with the more typical start-up costs. Full details here
Also available to recent graduates (up to two years)

Ideas Fund award update

Thank you to all of the many University of Birmingham projects and businesses who took part in the Ideas Fund during academic year 2019/20. The Ideas Fund is now closed for applications. If you have registered a business or are self-employed, please refer to the Start-Up Fund.

Contact the B-Enterprising team

If you are unsure which fund you should apply for, feel free to email the B-Enterprising team at


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