Armidale Regional Council is giving the region’s businesswomen a helping hand to coincide with this year’s International Rural Women’s Day.
Council has developed the ‘Women in Business’ grant program for female entrepreneurs living and operating businesses within the Armidale LGA, and in particular those living rurally, to take part in business and networking programs.
The program, which has been made possible through Federal Bushfire Recovery funding, will work in collaboration with a range of businesses to hold workshops and events aimed at growing and upskilling business women in regional and rural areas.
The program aims to teach local businesswomen about things such as social media activation, business budgeting, marketing, and business growth and development within these new times.
Expressions of Interest for the program will be assessed against a criteria developed by external local women from a community committee, with applications closing on Thursday 12 November.
The program is funded by the $1.3-million of Federal Bushfire Recovery Funding, of which $20,000 was allocated to the initiative.