2021 Funding Resources for Women U.K.
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1. Anita Borg Institute For Women And Technology
The Anita Borg Institute offers several awards for female entrepreneurs. These awards are for women with tech and computing businesses, or those who are looking to start a business in the tech industry.
The ‘Pass It On Awards Program’ is for female applicants over the age of 18. Applicants must be in a computing field or aspiring to enter the industry. The program awards grants of $1,000. Further details can be found on the Anita Borg Institute website.
2. The Women In Innovation Awards
Women In Innovation is an organization working to ‘create pathways for all women to have a seat at the table.’ WIN was founded back in 2016, responding to the gender gap within the field of innovation. The organization includes thousands of members across London, New York, and San Francisco. They hold events every month, discussing topics such as growth, development, and leadership.
The next grants program will be open in the summer of 2021. Female entrepreneurs who would like further information can subscribe to the WIN newsletter.
3. The Visa Everywhere Initiative
The Visa Everywhere Initiative is a fantastic opportunity for entrepreneurs from all over the world. It’s a funding program that helps start-ups to discover new opportunities and gain global exposure for innovative ideas. To date, 7,000 start-ups have got involved, generating over $2.5 billion. A winner is selected from each region and invited to a global final. Each region has a different deadline, and the deadline for the UK and Europe is the 18th of June.
4. British Association Of Women Entrepreneurs (BAWE)
The British Association Of Women Entrepreneurs describe themselves as a ‘peer group for women entrepreneurs who want to be challenged.” BAWE specifically wants to work with women who want to build innovative, sustainable, and global brands. For support, promotion and networking, the British Association Of Women Entrepreneurs is an amazing resource that often offers funding opportunities and connections.