Steppingstones Micro Grant

Here at OutBritain we know that things have been challenging on businesses, and because of these circumstances, you may be putting off one of your next business venture/purchases to elevate your business. If you were given £250 to improve your business, how would you spend it? Now with our ‘Stepping Stones Micro Grant’ we aim to help pave the way to a smoother tomorrow.


The “Stepping Stones Micro Grant”, a Small Business Grant brought to you by OutBritain, offers financial assistance to support your business or get your next venture off the ground. The financial award is intended to help a current or future small business owner (who is also a member of the OutBritain – UK’s First LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce) with an investment in their business and facilitating bringing their venture to fruition. A total of four £250 grants are available. The winners will be announced at the end of July 2022. UK wide applications will be reviewed by a panel of members from OutBritain, Scotia Wealth Management, NGLCC, and respected business leaders.


“The Stepping Stones Micro Grant”, An Entrepreneurial Grant Sponsored by OutBritain and guided my Gerry Forristal (Scotia Wealth Management), considers many factors when assessing applicants, including:


  • A proven track record of leadership and community involvement
  • Strong academic and/or work experience
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • Working for the betterment of the LGBTQ+ community
  • “Out” as a person who identifies as LGBTQ+/Ally
  • A full-time resident of the UK (minimum two years)
  • Intent to use funds toward the start-up costs of a local business or as an infusion to an existing business with a panel approved business plan
  • Financial need


Completed grant applications are due by 5pm (BST) on 31st July, 2022, to Winners will be announced on 15th August, 2022.

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