This is a very specific post, but as I have a number of readers in the UK, I thought it would be worth mentioning…
The Distinctly Cumbrian programme offer rural Cumbrian businesses the ability to receive a grant for a new or existing business. You can find out more at the Cumbrian Rural Enterprise Agency website.
There's also a story in the Times & Star that discusses this program.
Again, if you're in the Cumbria region, you should check it out. It may be a way to start your own craft business, or expand your existing craft business.