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03Feb

Launch of the 2020 IPSE Freelancer Awards Offering Funding for Self-employment

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The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-employed (IPSE) believes that self-employment is worth celebrating. As such, its Freelancer Awards aim to reward the country’s most ambitious and enterprising self-employed people.

Entrants will have an opportunity to win funding and additional support to help their business reach its potential.

Prizes for the 2020 Awards comprise:

  • Freelancer of the Year
    The winner and runner-up will show exception in a range of areas including the strength of portfolio, passion and commitment to freelancing, business acumen and creativity. The runner-up will receive a cash prize of £2,000 and the winner £5,000 to invest in their business.

  • Young Freelancer of the Year
    The winner will receive £3,000 to invest in their business, alongside business support prizes to help with the running of the business.

  • New to Freelancing
    The winner will receive £3,000 to invest in their business, coupled with business support prizes to help with the running of the business.

  • Freelance Project of the Year
    The winner will receive a cash prize of £1,500 to invest in their business/future projects as well as a one-year IPSE membership and business support prizes.

The Awards are open to freelance or independent professional self-employed people from across the UK. Examples of industries include designers, writers, developers, architects and inventors; however most industries will be within the scope of the programme.

The deadline for applications to be submitted is 13 March 2020.

How To Apply

This programme operates on an annual basis.

2020 deadline: Friday 13 March 2020.

Further advice and assistance with submitting an application may be sought directly from IPSE.


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For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries
    IPSE, The Association of Independent Professionals
    Tel: 0208 897 9970
    Email: [email protected]

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