Sterling Road


The North West Grant

Sterling Road’s North West Grant gives £1,000 each to 25 teams per year.

If you need a little help to get started on your project, this grant is for you. We are looking for exceptional founders who are passionate and ready to start building.

The grant is focused on founders based in the North West of England, you can apply with any idea but most grants will go to software projects and traditionally overlooked founders.

The application shouldn’t take more than 10-15 minutes to complete and we will aim to give applicants a response within 30 days.

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The Oxford University Grant

Like our other grants, Sterling Road’s Oxford University Grant gives £1,000 each to up to 25 Oxford student/alumni teams per year.

If you need some help with a project in its infancy, please complete the application. Applying shouldn’t take more than 10-15 minutes and we will aim to give you a response within a month.

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Application Process

What to Expect

The application process is designed to be quick and easy, so you can get started on your project ASAP.

Here’s a rough outline of what to expect: Apply online > Zoom call > Basic Diligence Checks > Grant Sent

Once you receive your grant, there’s no additional requirements but all recipients can join regular group sessions to discuss their project and get help.

Grant Winners

Aditya Kaushik, Ruqayya Diwan, and Kaitlyn Neises


Mutsa Matanga


Emily Gill and Bartek Ogonowski


Keiran Flynn and Sahaana Suri

Backbeat Education

Charlie Poland


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