Following the success of the inaugural 2021 programme in Ireland, Visa is continuing its commitment to support women entrepreneurs through the She’s Next Grant Programme in partnership with IFundWomen. For a second consecutive year, She’s Next is returning to Ireland, but on a larger scale, to continue to address the challenges and barriers faced by women entrepreneurs. Through She’s Next, Visa wants to challenge the status quo and empower women through providing funding, expertise and coaching.
Through this initiative, five women-owned businesses in Ireland will receive a €10,000 grant and one-year of IFW Coaching services to help drive the growth of their businesses and impact on their local communities.
• The entrant is a legal resident of Ireland; and is only open to residents of the 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland.
• The entrant’s business must be at least 51% women-owned and operate their business in Ireland
• The entrant’s business must have a minimum annual revenue of €10K or more
• The entrant’s business must have been operating for at least one (1) year
• The entrant must have a legitimate and compelling digital presence such as a website, online ordering function or platform, social media presence or can accept digital payments
Meet the women-owned businesses from around the world who have been selected by Visa to receive monetary grants & coaching services. These founders demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurship stories, problems their products or services are solving, and potential for growth. Now you can show your support for their small businesses and contribute even more funding to their campaigns!
Sweet Beat is a plantbased cafe based on the banks of the Garavogue River in Sligo town. The menu at Sweet Beat caters to everyone, not just the every day vegan. Plantbased has allowed a lot of people in their community to try out our food and have really loved it.
The Habit Store is the only minimal waste grocery store in the main town of Castlebar, Mayo that gives people the option to shop package and plastic free. They buy all our products in bulk and people fill their own containers and cut out unnecessary packaging. They stock nearly 100 organic dry goods, oils, body products and homewares that are all sustainably sourced.
HidraWear is advanced wearable wound care garments and wound dressings for people with a debilitating disease called hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), that causes painful draining lesions in the armpits and groin. Disease onset occurs in the teenage years, and it is incurable.
The Shona Project CLG aims to educate, empower and inspire today’s Irish girls to become tomorrow’s resilient, capable and confident young women. To ensure that all Irish girls have the skills, tools and self-esteem they need to achieve their potential, TSP's approach includes school workshops, the development of a positive online community and events & projects.
Dainty Bear is an Irish owned high end baby & childrenswear online store specializing in quality clothing, shoes and accessories. Their footwear and clothing ranges are designed in Dublin and are proudly approved by the Design Council of Ireland. They specialize in traditional yet stylish occasion wear for babies and children under 5.
* NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Check out the Official Rules for Visa's She’s Next Irish Grant Programme.