Do Businesses need free money? That’s what small business grants are, right?
It could help you pay salaries, travel expenses, buy stock, run campaigns or reach new customers…
While grants are “free” in the sense that you don’t have to pay them back, they’re not handouts.
You can’t just go to a website and ask for “1 small business grant please,” and expect to get one automatically. For there are processes to follow.
You need to apply for a grant in all cases, which can take a decent amount of work and effort. Then, you’re up against other small businesses that also want the same grant. It is naturally common to find small grants receiving hundreds of applicants.
If you understand that and there’s no guarantee to get a grant, your train is on track.
Here is a list of business grants for women that you may be able to apply for based on your interest, location, category, etc.
If all that makes sense, let’s get to the small business grants here:
1. Global Fund for Women
Link to Apply: tinyurl.com/9847t2ak
2. African Women Development Fund
Link to Apply: tinyurl.com/xjczdnwj
3. International Centre for Women Playwrights
Link to Apply: tinyurl.com/3aun3mn8
4. Oak Foundation Grant Database
5. Grameen Foundation
6. Frida The Young Feminist Fund
7. Mama Cash
8. Graduate Women International
9. Grant$ for Women
12. Fundera (Grants for Women)
13. Hivos People Unlimited
14: Visa Everywhere Initiative
15. Cartier Women’s Initiative Award