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​To help you develop your own projects and entrepreneurial endeavours, we have a number of funds available for shows and business start-ups. Since we began, these funds have contributed over £300,000 to student and graduate enterprise. These have included a variety of businesses from Theatre in Education companies to bands, arts centres and hire companies. Some of our funds are also available for social enterprises.

While you are studying with us, and in your first year after graduation we have funds available to stage your own shows here and externally, including takin shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This can also mean equipment loans.

When you leave, we'll continue to support you with a range of funds for new and growing businesses. These are designed to help you put the business plan you develop during your time here into practice. We have funds available at different stages, as your business develops. Graduates from every course have benefited from this support.

If you are interested in applying to LIPA Enterprise please email



Applying for our funds is competitive, and operates in the same way as applying to other funding bodies. Although our funds can offer significant financial support, we also encourage you to find additional funding and can help you complete funding applications.