Careers and Enterprise

Grow It awards

Are you an ambitious entrepreneur ready to grow your impact?

If you already have a business or social enterprise you can apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to grow it. You will need to be able to show that you already have a product or service that has been tested on customers.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You have identified a challenge worth solving and developed a business model that works to solve it
  • You are experienced, ambitious and capable of growing your venture
  • You have a realistic plan for growth
  • You are a current QMUL student or graduated less than two years ago
  • You will be living in the UK during the period that the award money is spent

About your business or social enterprise:

  • Your business is at least 6 months old and ideally less than 5 years old
  • You have compelling performance to date and/or a logical and appropriate plan for rapid growth to reach local, regional or national scale
  • Your venture is predominantly based in the UK

We encourage you to book an Enterprise Appointment with QEnterprise before submitting your application. To book an appointment, call 020 7882 8533. 

How to apply

1) Download the application form: Grow It Award application form 2017/18 [DOC 143KB] and submit it to before the next available deadline, along with a 2 minute video pitch introducing your idea.

2) If your application is successful you will be invited to pitch again in person at a panel interview.

Our 2019/20 funding deadlines are as follows:

Round 1: Wednesday 16th October 2019 – Sunday 24th November 2019, 11:59pm

Round 2: Wednesday 8th January 2020 - Sunday 16th February 2020, 11:59pm

Round 3: Wednesday 4th March 2020 - Sunday 12th April 2020, 11:59pm

If you have any queries or issues submitting your application, please email us at