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Support for young people to enter self-employment

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The young entrepreneur Bursary is part of the Welsh Government’s Jobs for Growth Wales Fund and has been developed to support start-up ideas from young people.

The discretionary Bursary is £6,000 paid over a four month period. This is a taxable grant paid gross by the Welsh Government, and must be entered into the business account as ‘income’.


  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18–24 at the time of applying for the award and falls into the Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) category.
  • The Young Entrepreneur Bursary is intended for businesses that have not started trading and are due to start their business within two months of the award being approved.
  • The applicant is registered and receiving one to one business advice and mentoring through an approved business support provider.
  • Applications need to be supported with a business plan and show that the business is sustainable.

To apply

If you are already receiving support from a Welsh Government Business Start Up Provider then speak to your adviser.

If not telephone 03000 6 03000 for information.

Note: The award is discretionary and other approval criteria may apply.