SWEF Business Grant

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SWEF works with regional Community Foundations to deliver our grant funding.
Please click on your region's Community Foundation link to apply, or if your region is not listed please select the option to apply directly to SWEF.

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South West Enterprise fund

Terms & Conditions

SWEF Business Grants:
  • Business grants are awarded for amounts up to £2,000.
  • Grants provide funding for individuals or teams working on a newly established business i.e. has been trading for less than 2 years.
Eligibility criteria:
  • You must be between 18-30 years old.
  • Grants must be used for costs directly related to your business.
  • The Grant is to aid with transformational business costs such as the purchase of equipment or machinery that will result in an increase in revenue.​
  • Grants cannot be used to pay existing debts.
  • You must be able to demonstrate what time and resources have already been directed towards the business.
The most successful applicants are those who:
  • Request a specific amount in their grant application.
  • Provide a specific reason for their grant application.
  • Have already committed time and resources to the business.
  • Have unsuccessfully tried to raise finance elsewhere.
How to apply:
  • Choose your local grant provider above and complete the grant application form.
  • We will process your data in accordance with our privacy policy.
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We have template application forms for both training and enterprise grants that we are happy to share with you. If you would like to speak to the South West Enterprise Fund about setting up a fund for your community foundation, please get in touch.

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