Kickstart your business with a cash grant


CASH help is on offer to young entrepreneurs in Rotherham who are ready to launch their businesses.

UK Steel Enterprise has set aside money in its Kickstart Fund so that 30 young people can benefit from amounts of up to £500 to boost their business.

The company’s main investment fund provides business finance in amounts from £25,000 up to £750,000 to a wide variety of companies with the aim of encouraging business growth and job creation in areas affected by changes in the steel industry

UK Steel Enterprise is a subsidiary of Tata Steel. Regional Manager Keith Williams said: “We have been running the Kickstart Fund to help small start-ups in Rotherham since 2009 and have been inspired by some of the young people we have met in the town. Their business ideas, determination and can do attitudes are excellent, which is why we have taken the decision to look for another 30 young entrepreneurs to support.”

“Young people don’t tend to have access to finance or have much in the way of savings when thinking about starting a business so £500 can make all the difference. It may pay for new IT equipment or essential materials but so often it can provide the boost needed to get the aspiring entrepreneur on the way to success.”

To apply for a grant call Rotherham Youth Enterprise on 0114 269 5053. Recipients must be between 18 and 30 and live in Rotherham