Do Your

Own THING

Welcome to your online grant funding platform that helps homegrown businesses.

If you’re looking to create a startup and need up to £500 apply here.

Love what you do, do what you love.

Do your own thing’ is a programme that helps you make more out of what you love doing, by turning your ideas into income. The programme helps fuel your potential and develop your ideas before taking steps into self-employment. If you have an idea or hobby and would like to work for yourself, we can offer free help and support. We can help you:
  • Develop your idea further with one-to-one support from an Enterprise Adviser
  • Gain qualifications at optional self-employment workshops
  • Apply for up to £500 of funding to help explore your idea
We’re about making more things possible for more people. Check out our audio guides to inspire and encourage your next idea.

Our latest startups seeking funding

Successfully funded startups

Mother of Labradors

Successfully funded!
Rachel had goals of becoming a Labrador breeder, she is an owner of Labradors and has owned dogs for many years

Koala Flowers

Successfully funded!
Samantha wanted help in starting her idea to be a ‘florist that improves the world’. That is a florist that aims to be as close to 100% locally grown and ethically sourced, and a social ‘hands on flower workshop’ provider. She has been given the opportunity to carry out one or two workshops, with elderly customers at supported living schemes, and wishes to apply for the money to enable her to do these – insurance and workshop sundries.