The Business & IP Centre (BIPC) Devon is pleased to announce the Start-up Grant for Female Founders.
The aim of the project is to stimulate innovation, new approaches and new ideas supporting the recovery and growth of SMEs in a post-Covid environment as well as supporting the establishment of new businesses and accelerating the growth of new-starts many of which will have started during lock-down.
She Started It is a specialist programme designed to Kickstart brand new female founded businesses. It will require an application and evaluation of a business plan before being awarded, which will enable the start-up of a minimum of 18 new businesses.
She Started It has 2 strands:
- Female Founded SMEs looking to start their businesses will receive a business support package up to the value of £1000.
- SMEs will receive up to 12 hours of business coaching support provided by a Business Expert, procured by BIPC Devon.
- The criteria for your application is as follows:
- You identify as female
- You are 18 years or older
- Your business is Devon based (evidence will be required)
- Your business has no turnover or has turned over less than £1000 to date (evidence may be required)
- If you are successful, they will enrol you into their 12 month coaching programme and they will work with you to decide on how you will spend the awarded funds (up to the value of £1000 inc VAT) with their various experts and their companies.
- They have experts in marketing, PR, taxation, legal, web design, branding, sales and pricing, who are ready to help get your business off to a great start! The BIPC will pay the experts directly, up to a value of £1000. You can use multiple experts and if you require additional services that the grant does not cover, you will need to fund that yourself.
For more information, visit https://bipc.librariesunlimited.org.uk/she-started-it/