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Introducing Our UK Micro-Grant Program

Liron Smadja
April 9, 2019

It’s no secret that Fiverr’s goal is to change the way the world works together. We also know that getting started can feel overwhelming. Sometimes you need more than just a new branding, brand strategy, or website—you need all of the above! So we’re launching a Fiverr UK Micro-Grant program to help worthy doers kickstart their ideas.

And the best part? Applying is easy! We’ll be giving away four micro-grants of £500 in Fiverr credit to UK-based entrepreneurs and small to medium-sized businesses per month. You can apply every month and receive up to two grants per calendar year. All you have to do is answer one simple question: what would you use the money for?

Haven't started your startup IRL yet? You can apply with a business idea, too. Tell us a bit about what your business idea is and we could be supporting your start-up journey.

Sounds simple, right? Well, it is—but here are some FAQs, just in case.

What is a Fiverr UK Micro-Grant?
A Fiverr UK Micro-Grant is a one-time amount of £500 in Fiverr credit to be used on Fiverr to help grow your business.

What can I use my micro-grant for?
Fiverr has over 200 subcategories of digital services with talented freelancers around the world to help your business thrive. Grants may be used for any of the categories.

Who is eligible to apply for a Fiverr UK Micro-Grant?
Grants are awarded to any UK-based entrepreneur (you must be living in the UK at the time of applying). Recipients must have a business of 1-250 employees or (if they have no employees) a solid business idea with a launch date in mind.  Half the grants available in any month period are available to registered Fiverr users; the other half are available to applicants who are not yet registered Fiverr users.

Will Fiverr share the details of my activity?
If you successfully apply for and are awarded a micro-grant, Fiverr may be sharing the details of your business to our community or in the press. This will be a great opportunity for you to steal the spotlight and showcase all of the hard work you’ve done.

How will Fiverr choose the winning applications? 
Each month, Fiverr will choose four winning applications, which will be those it considers to best demonstrate:

  •  a solid business or innovative business idea; an 
  •  a well thought out application form; and
  • a firm understanding of what they want to use their micro-grant for, and how Fiverr can be beneficial for their business.

How many times can I apply for a Fiverr UK Micro-Grant in a calendar year?
You can apply for a grant once a month. Applications must be submitted by the 7th of each month, 11:59 PM UK time, of each month in order to qualify for that month’s grants. If an application is submitted after that time, you will be rolled over to the following month. You can receive up to two Fiverr UK Micro-Grants per calendar year.

If one of my applications is unsuccessful, can I still apply for another Fiverr UK Micro-Grant in the future?
Of course! You are welcome to apply every month.

In what currency is the grant given?
The grant is given in Fiverr credit, applied directly to your Fiverr account. The credit is equivalent to £500.

When will I receive my grant money?
You’ll receive your credit within 30 days of notification. if you are a registered Fiverr user when you submit the Application Form or, if you are a not a Fiverr user when you apply, within 30 days of you registering as a Fiverr user and providing us with your username- you must do this within 15 working days of us emailing you to say that your application was successful. See the terms and conditions for further details.

Ready to get started? Apply for a micro-grant here.

Liron Smadja
Liron Smadja is the Director of Local Marketing at Fiverr, based out of Fiverr's London office he is looking for new and exciting ways to engage the UK and German markets.
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