stepup_logo_smallStepUp is a small grants programme which aims to celebrate, encourage and support success in young people.

It is open to young people aged 11-18 who live in Surrey Heath, who are starting to succeed at a regional (eg county, South East etc) or national level in their chosen activity.  Success could be in any of a range of fields including academic, sporting, artistic or community focussed.

Have a read through some stories about previous recipients of the StepUp grant: Katy HurtZoe TaylorEve Bushnell, Joe Brewer

Successful applicants will receive a grant of £50-£200, publicity and in some cases professional advice to boost their success.

Download more information about StepUp and an application form.

StepUp is supported by:

Eli Lilly and Company was founded in 1876 in Indianapolis by Colonel Eli Lilly, with an ambition to produce consistently high-quality and well tolerated medicines.

  • Lilly has a history of innovation, and in 1923 Lilly unveiled the first commercially available insulin product.
  • Today, Lilly continue to develop innovative and life saving treatments, in the following main disease areas: oncology, diabetes and mental health.

Globally, Eli Lilly and Company is the world’s 10th largest pharmaceutical company and opened their first non-US office in London in 1934. Worldwide the company employs over 38,000 people and had turnover of $24billion in 2011 (15billion GBP).

Today, Eli Lilly and Company employs around 1400 people and has three sites in the UK:

  • Basingstoke – Headquarters of the UK operating affiliate, Lilly UK
  • Windlesham, Surrey – Erl Wood Research and Development Centre and European Headquarters (home to approx 650 Lilly staff)
  • Speke, Liverpool – home to Manufacturing Operation


Local companies have an opportunity to sponsor the programme – for more information please contact Stefan Nahajski (