Increasing Female Entrepreneurship through Grant Funding Success

07/07/2022 - 07/07/2022
Online workshop


  • Date: Thursday 7th July 2022
  • Time: 12.00 – 13.00
  • Location: Online/webinar


Accessing start-up funding and investment is the number one barrier for female entrepreneurs. Despite various funding mechanisms on offer from agencies such Innovate UK, only 1 in 7 Innovate UK applicants are women. Grant funding can be a game changer helping you accelerate research and development, define your business plan and go to market strategy, and focus crucial preparation for later pitching to making the case for private investment.

In this workshop, we will explore all things grant funding including available funding opportunities, what funding support can be used for, plus our hints and tips on preparing successful applications. There will be a Q&A session where we answer everything you need to know about applying for grant funding whether you are a complete novice or have previous experience in applying for grant funding.

Who should attend

At PNO we specialise in grant funding typically submitting >100 applications each year and have realised that the majority of our applications are led by men.* To help address this imbalance, we are offering a free workshop aimed at female entrepreneurs only.

Registration & contact details:

Click here to register your interest in this event.

During the registration process, you will also have the option to book a free one-to-one session to discuss project ideas with our team of our consultants. Should you wish to book any sessions after the event, you can get in touch via 0161 488 34 88 or email

About PNO

PNO has a strong track record in securing some of the most competitive national and European grants on behalf of its clients, with a full understanding of how a project should be presented to stand the highest chance of success. Each year in the UK alone, we are responsible for the submission of more than 100 funding applications across all sectors and priority areas. Based on this experience, through careful project selection and using key insight into how a project should be best positioned, we consistently achieve success rates that are more than 5 times the typical success rates for UK national schemes and EU programmes.

* Read our recent article ‘IWD 2022 Breaking the Bias: Supporting Female Entrepreneurship’ here