Creative Enterprise Awards

Money and Support for Your Business

A design student creating a 3D model on a computer.
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Application deadline 13 June 2018

Applications are now open. Apply here SEED CE Application Form (Word 30kb)

Looking to start your own business? SEED: Creative Enterprise Awards are funding and support packages to help grow new business ideas and nurture enterprising initiatives developed by UAL students and graduates.

The prizes

Apply for a grant of up to £5,000 plus a share of prizes including: showcasing opportunities, leading industry mentorship and specialist business training. Our partners for the awards include: Cockpit Arts, It’s Nice That, Artquest, GUAP and Clarion Events.

What we're looking for

  • Creative business ideas or ideas that make an important social impact
  • An original product or service that addresses a clear market need
  • A good understanding of the market and how you will access it
  • A business model that clearly identifies how the business will make money
  • Evidence of the skills, experience and determination to succeed
  • A new enterprise i.e. not yet trading
  • Overseas trading and sourcing are encouraged; however, projects must have a presence and base in the UK.‌

Open to current UAL students and recent graduates (within 2 years of graduation).

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International students and graduates

International students and graduates who wish to set up a business in the UK after graduating will need to apply for a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa. More information is available on our International: Graduate Entrepreneur Visa page.

Further information

SEED CE Guidelines (Word 32kb)

SEED CE Application Form (Word 30kb)

Contact us

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