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Young people in Devon can now apply for personal grants up to £500 and business grants worth up to £2,000, helping them get into training and employment, or set up their own business...

how it works

Grant donations will vary, depending on individual applications and requirements.


Helping young people in Devon start or develop their own business…

enteprise fund

Grant requirements:

work Used for costs directly related to your business

emoji_objects Must have plans to start your own business within 6 months or have a business trading for less than 2 years

inventory_2 Support with start-up expenses such as equipment purchase, marketing materials, and initial stock purchases

credit_card_off Grants cannot be used to pay existing debts

history For businesses that are already trading, demonstrate what time/resources have been directed towards the business

receipt_long Each funding requirement/proposed expense must be itemised, with links or evidence of the cost of items provided

payments You must have a business bank account for the funds to be paid into

SWEF provides each Grant recipient the opportunity to join a network of peers who are also in the early stage of starting their business to share ideas, experiences and learn.

All successful applicants will also receive a year membership to the Devon and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce; providing chances to make professional connections and contacts in a wide, local business network.

Apply now

To apply for an Enterprise Grant, please download and complete the below form, and email it to to our team at info@youngdevon.org

You’ll need to tell us about your business in your application form. You can also attach a business plan in your email.

The Training Fund

Helping young people in Devon get into employment or training…

training fund

edit The Training and Employment Support Grant is for any young person aged 16-30 years old who is entering training, an apprenticeship or starting a job after being unemployed

styler This Grant will help young people pay for any essential item/s which may help to remove barriers to accessing or remaining in training or work

group Employment and mentoring support will also be given to all Training and Employment Support Grant recipients who also qualify under Young Devon’s existing support programmes.

Apply now

To apply for a Training and Employment Support Grant, please download and complete the below form, and email it to our team at participation@youngdevon.org

If you have any questions, or need help filling out this form, please get in touch by emailing our team at participation@youngdevon.org