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Durham University

Careers & Enterprise Centre


Whether you’re looking to explore new ideas or accelerate the growth of a business venture, Careers & Enterprise can help you raise the funds you need.

Start Up Grant Funding

Apply for up to £250 to help you explore new business ideas.

Idea Evolution Fund

Have a business idea with growth potential? Pitch your idea to our Idea Evolution Fund Panel to be awarded equity free grant funding to take your business on to the next level.

Social Impact Fund

Apply for up to £2,000 to develop and implement a socially focused project or business venture.

Raising External Funding

If you're at the stage of seeking external investment, we can help you prepare your business case and find the right investor for your business.


Competitions are also a great way or generating finance for new business ventures. Find out which competitions you can enter to win cash prizes.