Growing Graduate Enterprise

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What is the Business Support?

12 hours of business support pre-start and 12 hours of business support post-start. Provided in the form of 1:1 and group mentoring, workshops, bootcamps and information resources.

Unfortunately this scheme is currently unavailable to support Rutland businesses.


Beneficiaries must meet the eligibility criteria and be able to complete all stages and requirements of the scheme.

What could it do for your company?

Improve your knowledge and skills to better equip you to start and run your business. Specialist mentoring and training to assist with planning and growing your business.

Who runs it?

University of Lincoln, student enterprise service.

How to find out more?


What is the grant available for?

All aspects of starting a first of a new business.

Capital or Revenue or Both?


Any eligibility criteria

Graduate within 3 years, before their business start date; A final year student who will have graduated before their business start date; Have confirmed that they have not yet commenced trading with their business idea; Have confirmed that they have no visa restrictions which precent them from legally setting up a business in the UK; Intent to start a business during the placement period in the Greater Lincolnshire area; Live in the Greater Lincolnshire area; Have a viable business idea that does not fall into one of the following restricted sectors fishery and agriculture, primary production, processing and marketing of agricultural product; the coal, steel and shipbuilding sectors; Synthetic fibres sectors; Banking and insurance; Generalised (school age) education; Retail businesses (generally deemed to provide 'local' services and supporting them risks displacing other small retailers.

Any required delivery targets / outcome required

Starting the business and providing suitable evidence. Completing both sets of 12 hours of support.

What grant amounts are available?


Who provides the grant?

European Regional Development Fund

How to apply for the grant?


Contact information:

University of Lincoln

The student enterprise service


University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 7TS

01522 837 200

Additional information

Closing Date: 31/08/2022

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