Santander Enterprise Fund


Santander Enterprise Fund

We are delighted to announce that we will be accepting applications for the second round of Santander Enterprise Fund 2021. 

Each year Santander Universities supports student and graduate businesses at Ulster University through the Santander Enterprise Fund. This fund provides student and graduate business owners with a grant of £2,500 to support business development and growth activities. 

We are expecting high levels of demand for this round of funding. It is a competitive application process, and you will need to submit documentation to support your application. We also recommend that you take the time to fully understand the terms and conditions of this round of funding.   


Am I eligible?

To be eligible to apply for this grant you must be a current student enrolled full-time or part-time on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course at Ulster University, or have graduated from Ulster University in the past 2 years. 

In addition: 

  • You must already be generating revenue through your own business venture (evidence needs to be provided); and, 

  • Your business venture is based and registered in Northern Ireland (HMRC or Companies House); and 

  • Have started your business/self-employment a minimum of 3 months prior to the date of your application; and 

  • You must intend to continue your business throughout 2021 and beyond. 


How do I apply?

The fund will open for applications at 09.00am on Monday 8 March 2021 and will close at 6.00pm on Sunday 21 March 2021.   

Application Form:

You can view all questions here

For terms and conditions here 

Note: You are required to provide a written reference from your referee, not just their contact details. You will also be required to log in using your previous UU email address to complete the form. If you were successful in the first round of funding, you are not eligible to reapply.

If you have any issues or queries, please contact Naomi, Student Enterprise Coordinator (


For more info about the support available for student and graduate entrepreneurs at Ulster University visit: