Apply for the Kickstart Fund

About the Kickstart Fund

Introduced in 2015 by The Sandbox, the Kickstart Fund is dedicated to nurturing a spirit of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) in NP students.

Whether it is a passion project or a viable business solution, students are given the opportunity to ideate, experiment, and prototype their ideas. With funding and business guidance from TSB mentors, students learn how to become dynamic, driven, visionary entrepreneurs. Many of the students who came through the Kickstart Fund have gone on to run commercially successful businesses - some based on the ideas they had in school! 

If you have an interesting idea that you want to turn into reality, talk to a TSB mentor today!

All current full-time NP students are welcome to apply. Applications can be submitted at any time of the year. The maximum amount funded per project proposal is    $5,000  or    90%    of the project cost, whichever is lower.  

Curious to find out what we've funded?

View our funded projects

What We Fund

1. Pitching and Prototyping

Posters, equipment, tools, software, printing and professional services necessary for prototype development.

2. Marketing and Publicity

Collaterals, websites, social media and other kinds of digital marketing services.

3. Business Operations

Outsourcing of services and labour costs.

4. Administration

Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) registration and other administrative fees.

To qualify for funding, students must not receive other NP funding for the same project.