Bathtub Bursary for New Entrepreneurs

The Bathtub Bursary programme supports budding entrepreneurs from low opportunity backgrounds or in difficult circumstances to start and grow a sustainable business.

The six-month programme provides workspace, start-up support, advice and connections to help individuals across London develop their enterprise skills and start a business.

The first six months of the programme are free, with the potential for a further six months charged at half the standard membership cost.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a Bathtub Bursary, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • You are enrolled in an enterprise programme run by another not-for-profit, or
  • You have been unemployed for six months or more (not by choice), or
  • You are a charity less than 24 months old.

Applicants must also:

  • Be up to two founders in team size.
  • Be within your first full year of trading.
  • Be able to prove you have lived in London for at least 12 months.
  • Show you intend to create at least one new job within 12 months.

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