Anna Kennedy Online offers £1,000 First Steps grant for autistic entrepreneurs

Anna Kennedy Online would like to introduce to you a new innovative, exciting, and unique opportunity for autistic entrepreneurs called First Steps.

If you have an online business idea or have recently started a small online business, you could be eligible to apply to First Steps with an opportunity to win a start-up grant of £1,000 along with mentoring support for one year.

This is a unique programme of professional support that aims to help anyone to turn their business ideas into a start-up or to further develop their start-up business. First Steps poster

Anna Kennedy OBE said: 'I have had this project in mind for a little while now and I am so happy and excited it's finally going to happen!

"I have spoken to many autistic individuals who would run their own online business if they were given the chance to discover something they would really like developing their skills around their interests.

"I am excited that autistic entrepreneur Ben Pearson, Born Anxious Clothing Founder Kellie Barker and award-winning script writer, film director and producer, Fredi Nwaka are supporting the charity with my idea, and we all cannot wait to read the entries.

"I am sure that it is going to be difficult to choose our winner and hope that the start-up grant will give our autistic entrepreneur the ‘First Step’!"

For anyone on the autistic spectrum wishing to take part in applying for the First Steps please complete the online application form below and present your online business ideas to a panel of experts. Applications close on 26th June 2022, and we look forward to hearing from you. Good luck! ​