foundation_logo_retailretailRIGHT and Hammerson are partnering with GCU to provide an exciting package of support for the next generation of retail talent.

Seed Funding and Pop Up Shop space

If you have a retail business idea but need a helping hand to get started, why not apply for a seed funding grant and pop up shop space to help turn your idea into a reality?

‌Awards of up to £5,000, generously supported by retailRIGHT and Hammerson, are available for GCU students and also recent GCU graduates (of five years or less at date of deadline) for UK based business ideas. Successful seed funding applicants will also benefit from pop up shop space at one of Hammerson’s shopping centres to help develop and launch their business.

Applications for seed funding are now CLOSED.


Scholarships, generously supported by retailRIGHT and Hammerson are available to support GCU students studying on the following undergraduate and postgraduate fashion programmes:

Applications for the 2020/21 programme are now being CLOSED.