Business & IP Centre Devon

BAME Start-Up Grant Re-opens for Second Round of Applications!

In August we partnered with Diversity Business Incubator to deliver small business grants and support packages to create 22 new BAME founded businesses across Devon.

It is designed to stimulate innovation, new approaches and new ideas and Kickstart brand new BAME founded businesses. It will require an application and evaluation of a business plan before being awarded, which will enable the start-up of a minimum of 22 new businesses.

The second round of applications for the BAME start-up grant open on the 4th of October and close on the 31st of October.

The Program has 2 strands: 

•BAME Founders looking to start their businesses will receive financial support up to the value of £500.

•BAME Founders will also receive up to 12 hours of business coaching support provided by a Business Expert, through DBI.

How do I apply for this funding?

We require you to complete a simple application form and submit a business plan through a webpage on BIPC Devon’s website.

At BIPC Devon, we know that many budding entrepreneurs have not completed a business plan before, which is why if you are looking for guidance on its content, please contact us at if you are unsure.

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