Kids Business Start-Up Program

Kids business start up logoThe kids entrepreneurship business start-up program launched in 2021.

The program is to support youth to start their own business or expand their existing venture with the help of a micro-grant. This program will offer youth age 8 to 14 a small micro-grant of up to $500 to assist with start-up costs to launch or grow their business.

photos of kid past participants

This application is for children who are keen on entrepreneurship. The microgrant will help support costs such as marketing, supplies, and equipment. This program is a great opportunity for children to begin the entrepreneurship journey and potentially prepare for the next available youth program, Summer Company. Fostering the entrepreneurial spirit the program will help provide the confidence for kids to start or continue their own business venture. 

  • Northumberland County resident, age 8 to 14.
  • To support a new start-up business, or grow their existing business. 

Please note this is a competitive process due to the availability of funds, and not all applicants will receive a micro-grant.

Applications open May 21, 2024

Applications close June 18, 2024

Successful applicants notified on June 21, 2024

 Apply to the program