Women with exciting, innovative ideas who will inspire others can apply for a £50,000 grant and bespoke business support.

  • Competition opens: Monday 23 August 2021

  • Competition closes: Wednesday 13 October 2021 11:00 am

The aim of this competition is to find women with exciting, innovative ideas and ambitious plans that will inspire others. The awards are for female founders, co-founders or senior decision-makers working in businesses that have been operating for at least one year.


To be eligible for an award you must:

  • be a female founder, co-founder or senior decision-maker within the UK registered micro or SME business that has been operating for at least 12 months by the competition closing date

  • carry out your project work in the UK

  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

  • be legally and contractually able to use the funding

  • be available to attend an online interview panel during the week beginning 6 December 2021

  • attend 2 boot camps over one and a half days each on the 16 and 17 March 2022 and in September 2022.

  • be fully committed to work as a role model for up to 5 days over the duration of the award

Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.

Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the UK and you must select them through your usual procurement process.

https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/974/overview#summary