By Chamber Press Office, 21 July 2023
Visa is continuing its commitment to support SMBs and provide further opportunities for women to advance their businesses. Visa’s She’s Next Grant Programme is back for a third consecutive year to support women business owners in the Republic of Ireland with tools, resources and funding to help them make their next move in business.
There will be 5 category winners (outlined below) each receiving €10,000.
Here are the details of the programme:
The key components are:
- Entrants business must be 51% female owned
- Must have a minimum annual revenue of €10k or more
- Must have been operating for at least 6 months
- Must have a digital presence and can accept digital payments
There are 5 different Award Categories
- Micro-business – no more than 2 employees
- Early stage-business – incorporated from 6 to 24 months
- Small Business – no more than 50 employees
- Changemakers – social enterprise or sustainable business
- Innovation & Technology – disrupters of existing business models and/or technology
The programme is focussed on female founders. To support women business owners in the Republic of Ireland with tools, resources and funding to help them make their next move in business.
Women-owned businesses across the Republic of Ireland are invited to apply for one of five €10,000 grants plus a year’s coaching provided by IFundWomen.
You can also click here to access the VISA website where you will find more info including:
- She Next application (open until 21st July)
- A short video featuring Ellen Ryall , one of last year’s winners along with an overview of all previous winners from 2021 & 2022.
- Some useful guides that will support AIB SME’s offering Free Point of Sale materials & access to a Digital Business Kit..
Below is the information of previous winners:
- Jan Conlo, Sodalicious, Limerick
- Siobhan McKenna, Moss and Cable,
- Donegal Fiona Fahy, Feed Me Mother, Waterford
- Ellen Ryall, ReFunk Upcycling, Dublin Maria Hall,
- DataHub, Hub Planning Ltd, Sligo
- Rosie Joyce, The Habit Store, Mayo
- Tammy Darcy, The Shona Project, Waterford
- Suzanne Moloney, HidraMed Solutions, Galway
- Áine McGurk, Dainty Bear, Dublin
- Carolanne Rushe, Sweet Beat, Sligo