Visa is today bringing the She’s Next Grant Programme back to Ireland to support female entrepreneurs to run, fund and grow their business. 

Funding for the She’s Next Grant Programme has been doubled this year. Women-led businesses in Donegal are invited to apply for one of five grants, totalling €50,000, and accompanied with one year of coaching provided by IFundWomen, the go-to funding marketplace for women-owned businesses.  

Applications are now open until 16 August 2022 at

In Ireland, for every woman that is an early-stage entrepreneur, there are nearly double the number of men.

Mandy Lamb, Managing Director UK & Ireland, Visa said: “Women who own and manage businesses face a unique set of challenges including access to capital and peer networks. That’s why we’re excited to help make a difference to women business-owners across Ireland today through the second She’s Next Grant Programme.  Our research also shows women are less confident than men in growing their business which is why we’re particularly proud to offer access to coaching and support through IFundWomen as well as that injection of €10,000 in capital.”

The She’s Next Grant Programme, in partnership with IFundWomen, is open to small businesses and organisations who are majority owned by women, operating across all industries and sectors, through a simple application process. To enter, applicants are asked to submit details about their business and online presence at