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Visa’s She’s Next Grant Programme in Ireland

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.  

This application is now closed.

Visa’s global programme is back with more funding and resources advancing women-owned small businesses around the world.

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. 

Programme Criteria

• 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

Check out the Official Rules for Visa’s She’s Next Grant Programme in Ireland

Visa is making an impact

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!

Maria Hall

Maria Hall, founder of Hub Planning: On a mission is to ensure government departments, nonprofits and charities have the demographic information they need to understand and respond to the needs of the communities they serve. Using a  web-based platform that keeps the data live, Hub Planning allows organizations to answer questions as and when they arise,

Ellen Ryall

ReFunk is a furniture upcycling platform that seamlessly connects freelance furniture upcyclers with conscious and design-oriented consumers, to fuel the circular and gig economies in the furniture sector. ReFunk bridges the gap between consumers and craftspeople, empowering upcyclers to showcase their work to an engaged audience, and enabling customers to connect directly with them to buy or commission a bespoke piece of upcycled furniture. 

Fiona Fahey

Fiona Fahey, founder of Feed Me Mother: Through uniquely designed breastfeeding clothing, Feed Me Mother empowers breastfeeding mothers to breastfeed easily & freely with a stylish breastfeeding wardrobe that empowers and supports their new post-partum bodies.

Siobhan McKenna

Siobhan McKenna, founder of Moss + Cable: A range of unisex, sustainable sweaters and knitted accessories designed as modern heirlooms and made to last. Every piece in the collection is produced in Donegal using traditional knitting methods, helping to minimise our carbon footprint and promote the skill of local craftspeople.

Jane Conlon

Limerick’s home to soda bread and scones, Sodalicious is reinventing these Irish staples by invigorating them with fresh flavors without destroying the integrity of the traditional baked goods.

Dublin, Co. Dublin

ReFunk Upcycling

ReFunk is a furniture upcycling platform that supports the circular economy by connecting freelance upcyclers with sustainable consumers.

97% Funded
$9,725Raised
0Days Left
Lifestyle
Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Feed Me Mother

Ireland's First Sustainable Breastfeeding Clothing Brand. Our mission, to empower mothers everywhere to 'feed freely'.

195% Funded
$9,725Raised
302Days Left
Business Services
Sligo, Co. Sligo

Sweet Beat Cafe

Creating a tastier world, one meal at at time... we are taking our product line to the next level and want you to be a part of it!

101% Funded
$5,697Raised
0Days Left
Business Services
Castlebar, Co. Mayo

The Habit Store

We believe people are ready to change habits and reduce their impact on the planet by shopping package free in our store.

100% Funded
$5,647Raised
0Days Left
Business Services
Waterford, Co. Waterford

The Shona Project: Scale 2022

Our mission is to educate, empower and inspire today's Irish girls to become tomorrows strong, confident young women. Help us!

57% Funded
$5,697Raised
0Days Left
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Check out the Official Rules for Visa's She’s Next Irish Grant Programme.