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The Foundation for Women in Enterprise is committed to supporting businesswomen in the North East. We are always looking for opportunities to encourage, support and connect female entrepreneurs so this small grant programme is designed to help do just that. 

In the light of Covid-19 it is regrettable that we have had to postpone The Foundation for Women in Enterprise Afternoon Tea at Wynyard Hall on Thursday 14th May 2020

We are really committed to the event and understand the benefits it creates for all therefore we have rescheduled the event to take place on Thursday 6th May 2021 hopefully it will be safe for everyone to meet, enjoy and network in a safe way.

Unfortunately, all recent grants applied for will be cancelled and we will open the grant application after May 2021

We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding at this challenging time.


Our small grants panel operates on a rolling programme. The money we give out each year comprises of donations made at our annual event from either direct donations, from ticket sales or from stall holders. 

Please ensure that your application forms are submitted by the closing date as applications received after the closing date will be held over until the following grants panel. Grant recipients will be notified of the outcome of their application within 7 days of the grants panel meeting. Please note that the decision of the Grants Panel is final. 

For further information about the work of the Foundation for Women in Enterprise, contact Pamela Hargreaves on 07976 375 977 or email

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