The SWEF Enterprise Fund

27 June 2024


Community Foundation NI is working in partnership with SWEF Enterprise Fund which helps young people from Northern Ireland develop their business idea and gain support with business investment that they would otherwise not be able to afford.

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to help young people in Northern Ireland who are running their own business which has been trading for no more than 2 years or planning to start their own business imminently, to help a business expand or become more sustainable.


To be eligible to apply, you need to:

– Be between the ages of 18-30

– Live in Northern Ireland

– Be running your own business which has been trading for no more than 2 years or planning to start your own business imminently

– Be from a low-income household or facing other financial challenges preventing you from developing your business


The grant can be used for equipment, materials, product development, stock for a new product line, one-off costs such as a website build or other services.


Find full information here.


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