Caerphilly ICE

Fairwood_1_for_website Fairwood Trust is providing funding for 10 budding entrepreneurs at the Innovation Centre for Enterprise (ICE) in Caerphilly.

The charity fully-funds 10 places with a bursary worth £3,000 each for one year at the new Centre, which provides shared office space for business start-ups and also provides access to business advice from a team of advisors.

Fairwood Trust was established in 2008 by Director Charles Middleton and his Board. Its focus is on improving the education, training and skills of individuals and organisations in South Wales.

Three companies have already moved into Welsh ICE thanks to Fairwood Trust funding, including family support service firm Smooth Starts, student exchange outlet Recyclabook and textiles company Cup of Daisies.

Centre director Gareth Iwan Jones said: “The Fairwood Trust enterprise bursary allows those with a business idea to get out of their back bedroom and into an environment with others that can help them. We are looking for a wide range of entrepreneurs to apply, especially those with links to the wider community.”