Santander funding

Date published: October 17, 2017

Applications now open for Santander funding worth up to £5,000

The awards could help you start up your own business, positively impact on your community or help you conduct research abroad. Have a look at them below and decide which one you want to apply for. Good luck!

Start-up Awards

Want to implement your business idea? Then our Start-up award could be the driving force behind you getting your business into gear.

Last year, Carole Leeder was one of 15 winners who won £1,000 towards her business idea - ‘The Foot Hub.’ After receiving this, Podiatry student Carole went onto convert her garage into a clinic serving the people of Warrington.

She said: “The whole process from start to finish is very easy and the Enterprise Team were brilliant at keeping me informed every step of the way.  I would definitely recommend that any student who is planning to set themselves up in a business, no matter how small, should contact the Enterprise Team to find out more.”

If you want to apply please submit an online application here by Friday 17th November 2017.

All applicants will be invited to pitch at a judging panel on Wednesday 29th November 2017.

Make THE difference award

As a University community, we all have a passion to change the world for the better and we are here to help you achieve that aspiration. Our Make THE Difference Award offers grants of £1000 for those of you with a desire to change the community around you for the better.

One of last year’s winners now runs an afternoon tea bus, which she drives around the country and hosts dementia friendly events and much more.

If you want to apply please submit an online application here by Friday 17th November 2017.

All applicants will be invited to pitch at a judging panel on Wednesday 29th November 2017.

Travel Awards

Santander Universities can also help you travel abroad as part of your studies. So, if you’ve like to conduct research, attend conferences and maybe even get some sunshine at the same time, this could be for you.

The Travel Award offers one student the chance to win £5000 towards their travel, while £1000 and £500 awards are also available.

To apply you must complete an online application detailing your project and how the funding can help you. Submit your entry here, by Friday 24th November 2017.

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