.Opportunities

Do you have an original idea, event, or project that could benefit from funding?

As part of the Enterprise Fund, in 2018-19 the Students’ Union awarded Avila Chidume £400 to support the development of her growing business.

Avila creates diverse and personalised greetings cards and artwork aimed at marginalised groups including those with disabilities, identifying as LGBT+ and ethnic minorities. Currently selling her cards on platforms like Etsy, Avila hopes to expand her business, by introducing other merchandise and developing a website. She aims through her business, to improve representation and exclusivity within the greetings card industry.

The Students’ Union created the Enterprise Fund to support entrepreneurial and innovative students develop and grow their ideas. This year’s panel were really impressed with the high quality of submissions and the great ideas of students.

Out of fifteen submitted applications Avila’s project was shortlisted alongside two other inspiring social enterprises: ‘Mazzi’ and ‘Communideed’. We are excited to see how all of these projects continue to grow and develop in the future.

If you have are a current student and have an idea for a business, event or project then look out for the 2019 Enterprise Fund in October 2019.