Award-winning founder of the Hatton Garden based London Jewellery School, Jessica Rose, has recently launched a new online company, Jewellers Academy. Alongside the launch she has created a grant for jewellers to help support them in starting and growing their own jewellery businesses.

The award, named ‘JewelFund’ is now open for applications from jewellers from anywhere in the world who have a passion for making and need some funds to launch or grow their business. There are two £1000 grants available this year and plans to grow the fund as an annual opportunity for jewellers.

‘Having launched jewellery businesses myself, I know what it takes to get started. Alongside support, training and lots of hard work, sometimes we need a cash injection to buy new machinery, complete larger orders for new retail outlets, rebrand or cover new expenses while we expand. I set up this fund as a way to give back to the industry I have built my career in and support others building their own businesses.’ Jessica Rose.

These are grants not loans so they do not have to be paid back. Any jeweller can apply who is over the age of 16 and where £1000 will make a substantial difference to their business. Pre-business jewellers may apply but will need to submit a business plan alongside their application.

The Deadline for applications is 30th June 2018. To find out more about the fund and to apply visit www.jewellersacademy.com/jewelfund

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