Stepping Stones Micro Grant – Summer 2023
Applications now closed – Winners announced Mid-September!

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 £500 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 facilitate bringing their venture to fruition. A total of four £500 grants are available. Winners will be announced in September 2023. UK-wide applications will be reviewed by a panel of members and partners from OutBritain, NGLCC, and respected business leaders.


“The Stepping Stones Micro Grant”, An Entrepreneurial Grant Sponsored by OutBritain 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


Top left Jamie Lowe – True Self Wealth Ltd, Top right Josie Batista – Efuels Technologies Ltd

Bottom left Ocean Grove – Conscious_Euphoria, Bottom right Matt Davies – Passion Health MCR.