If you're a current student at the University of Sheffield, or you graduated within the last five years, you could qualify for funding up to £1,500. The Evolve Fund is available to all those enrolled on the Evolve programme.

Evolve funding can be used to help your business, whether you want to grow it further or have plans you want to put into action.

To qualify you must be registered on the Evolve programme and have been assigned to one of our startup mentors to receive one-to-one support, after attending the first Group Business Coaching session.

Once you are eligible to apply, you will be invited by your mentor to pitch your business to a panel of experts for the opportunity to receive up to £1,500 funding for your business.

Not sure you qualify, or want to know a bit more? Take a look at our helpful terms and conditions document on the right, or speak to your mentor.

If you have any further questions about our funding, get in touch with your mentor!

Kick-start your business today. Get in touch on: enterprise@sheffield.ac.uk, 0114 222 4044, or pop in to USE, 210 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4AE.

  • FAQs

    Do I have to apply for the entire £1500 at once?
    No! You have £1,500 available to you in total over the lifetime of your startup. But you can chip away at it over time and come and pitch multiple times. Just put in your application for what you need right now.

  • Terms and Conditions