Pathways Pre-start Fund: form and guidance

Information about applying to the Pathways Pre-start Fund which aims to bring more people into the entrepreneurship pipeline by offering pre-start business support.

What funding can be used for

Funding will be available to projects that offer entrepreneurial pre-start support and advice to individuals and groups, with emphasis on widening access to primary carers and under-represented groups.

Projects might include (but are not limited to):

  • providing start-up incubation services
  • developing educational resources on entrepreneurial skills
  • providing access to business mentors and role models
  • developing skills including digital business skills
  • facilitating peer learning and networking
  • providing shared access to resources and equipment

What funding cannot be used for:

  • core running costs
  • repaying existing debts or loans
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