Apply for funding

Apply for funding from Minerva

Please give us as much information as possible about your business using the form below. The more we understand about your company and your business proposition, the more easily we can identify how we can help you.  Please be sure to have read the details on our Entrepreneurs page and take a look at our advice and guidance section for a better understanding of the way we work.


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1.1 First Name*

1.2 Last Name*

1.3 Work Phone*

1.4 Business Mobile Phone

1.5 Business Email Address*


3.1 Has your business started yet?
(If yes, please complete the rest of this section, if no, please go to section 3)

3.2 Business's trading name

3.3 Business's legal name

3.4 Business address

3.5 Business postcode

3.6 Business's legal status
(e.g. Private Limited Company, Partnership, Sole Trader, Community Interest Company)

3.7 Company ID/Registration Number

3.8 Date of incorporation

3.9 Business sector

3.10 Where is your business located?

3.11 Turnover for your last completed financial year (£)

3.12 Estimated turnover for your current financial year (£)

3.13 Have you ever received third party investment? Please give details.

3.14 Number of full time employees

3.15 Number of part time employees


4.1 Please provide a 250 word summary of your business

4.2 How much money are you seeking?

4.3 What is the pre-money valuation of your business i.e. value before investment

4.4 How would you like to grow your business over the next few years and what
are the opportunities that will enable you to grow?*

4.5 Approximately how much money do you need and what will you use it for?*

4.6 Is running the business your main occupation? If not, please tell us what your main occupation is currently.*


5.1 Please use this space for any other information relevant to your
application that you would like to provide.