Business Catalyst (Small) Grants

Business Catalyst (Small) Grants

We believe in inclusivity and social mobility in the jewellery, silversmithing and allied industries.

Our £1,000 (including VAT) Small Business Catalyst Grants are open to applicants who are residents of the UK and have recently completed or have undertaken a formal mentoring programme, business consultancy or business diagnostic programme in the past 12 months. These grants have been funded by philanthropic giving from current members of the Goldsmiths’ Company.

The business diagnostic and advice sessions for jewellers and silversmiths at the Goldsmiths’ Centre are free to attend, if you are experiencing financial difficulty. To prove your eligibility, you will need to apply for one of our Access Grants. Completing the application form for our Access Grants only takes 5 minutes and we can guide you through the process if you have any questions.

Who can apply?

You can apply for a grant if you have completed a formal mentoring programme, business consultancy or business diagnostic programme, such as (but not exclusive to) the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s Business Diagnostic and Advice for Jewellers and Silversmiths session within the last 12 months.

Please apply if you:

  • are on the pathway to being self-employed/sole trader or run a micro-business in the jewellery, silversmithing and allied industries
  • are located and have/will have a trading address in the UK. You must have a UK bank account in the exact name that you are applying in
  • typically, we would expect the business to have a turnover of up to £75,000
  • dedicated funding will be set aside for applicants experiencing financial difficulty (evidenced through eligibility for government benefits) and applicants who identify as belonging to an under-represented or under-supported group within the industry
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