Business Catalyst (Large) Grants help entrepreneurial jewellers, silversmiths and allied industry practitioners who are resident in the UK and have growth plans for their business to access financial support to make these a reality. These grants have been funded by philanthropic giving from current members of the Goldsmiths’ Company.
Funds of up to £7,000 (including VAT), which must be spent within 12 months of being received, can be used to help you:
- adopt new skills and processes by accessing a programme of technical or business skills training within the Goldsmiths’ Centre or our partners’ portfolios, or an internship with a master craftsperson.
- develop your team and provide new training for existing staff to ensure that the business can specialise or grow through additional knowledge and expertise.
- create new services or diversify your portfolio of work through developing a new collection intended for production in the UK or experimenting with collaborators.
- expand your client base and make leaps into new markets or geographical areas by taking part in overseas exhibitions, selling opportunities, or building new partnerships.
All proposals must demonstrate a commitment to successful business growth – whether this is an increase in sales, productivity or profitability, or the potential to create new employment opportunities and an improvement in business processes.
More details here.