Andy Wilson died of cancer in May 2014 at the age of 53. With a career spanning 20 years in banking; finance; healthcare and entrepreneurship in the UK across the world. Andy was particularly interested in young entrepreneurs, who he saw as the business leaders of the future.
The Andy Wilson Bursary is designed to support aspiring entrepreneurs to assist with start-up costs for an innovative venture. The award will be paid by way of re-imbursement of start-up costs as occurred on receipt of invoices.
The funds for the Bursary are kindly donated by Impellam Group and has stated that these donation(s) are specifically for the purpose of enabling ARU to provide the Andy Wilson Bursary. The donations are therefore to be treated as restricted income to the ARU Foundation (formerly the Anglia Trust).
The Bursary is for up to £10,000 awarded annually. This amount can be divided between a number of students if their business ideas are felt to be worthy and sustainable.
In addition to the Bursary, successful applicants will also be assigned a mentor and have the use of the StartupLab facilities on campus.
The eligibility criteria for this Bursary are that the applicant:
Applications must be submitted by email to: Marcia.Baldry@anglia.ac.uk
Please note that feedback on applications will not be provided.
Please note that successful applicants will receive their monies in arrears on submission of invoices/receipts. Applicants will be attend required to submit two progress reports after 6 months and again at 12 months updating the Foundation on their business.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED
Please ensure that you:
The selection committee reserve the right to request further information at a later stage of the application process.
Application form can be accessed here
As an exempt charity, it is vital that we are accountable to our donors for the way in which their donations are used, and that we ensure that the Andy Wilson Bursaryis used appropriately by the recipient/s who have been selected by the panel and approved by the Foundation.