Business & IP Centre Devon

For the third year in a row, BIPC Devon is to proud to relaunch ‘She Started It’: A Grant for Female Founded Devon Business’s

Due to the overwhelming success of the last 2 years in helping 36 new female founded Businesses, NatWest have decided to award us the funding to run our ‘She Started It’ Grant again!

‘She Started It’ is a grant for female business founders based in Devon!
Our aim is to deliver small business grants and business support packages to kick-start 18 female-founded businesses across Devon!

What does the Start-Up Grant include?

⭐ A grant worth up to £1,000!
⭐Twelve months of coaching from Claire Palmer of Clarity Coaching

What are the requirements?

⭐Applicants must identify as female
⭐Applicants must be based in Devon

Do you have examples of previous recipients?

In 2022 we were able to support twenty-two female-founded businesses including ‘PJ’, founder and creator of rePHRASE® (South West). rePHRASE® offers bespoke Relationships and Sex Education, using a variety of interactive activities and resources to ensure learning is fun, relevant and memorable.

“I first discovered BIPC Devon having done some research for business support in the area and made contact with the local team in June 2021.  The business support provided by the BIPC, including the ‘She Started It’ programme has been fantastic…from providing support around building personal confidence as a female founder in business, right through to the practicalities involved in running a business.”

How do I apply?

⭐Applications are open now! Click here to apply.

Terms and Conditions:

Due to the nature of our funding, the £1000 grant you receive cannot be transferred as cash directly into your account. It must be spent on resources/training that will support your business ventures, which you will detail in your application. For example, in previous years successful applicants received £1000 worth of sessions with a web designer. If you have any further questions on these details, please contact us at

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