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Make it Happen

Secure funding to help start or develop your business!

Open to all Queen’s students, our Make It Happen Fund offers grants to help towards new business costs.

Whether you’re at test, launch or growth stage, some additional funding could really help you to unlock new opportunities.

Funding pots of up to approx. £1,500* are available.

Why Apply:

  • This funding is available for all business ideas, regardless of the area or industry
  • You don’t have to have started up to apply for this fund
  • You must be a current student to apply 

We’ll consider all applications, but are on the lookout for:

  • A viable and legal business idea
  • An accurate breakdown of what your costs will be and what you need the funding for
  • Enthusiasm and passion about your start-up

This programme is now closed for applications.


This fund is supported by Santander Universities and Queen's Annual Fund.

*Students on a Tier 4/Student visa are not eligible for this fund due to visa limitations surrounding starting your own business and self-employment.
Awards are generally up to £1,500 but higher awards may be offered in exceptional circumstances, this will be assessed on a case by case basis and will depend on the availability of funds.