Women and broadband project
£75,000 has been made available to Shropshire Council after Connecting Shropshire made a successful bid for funding from Broadband Delivery UK and the Government Equalities
The grant is to run a Women and Broadband project in the Shropshire Council area until March 2015 and will cover all the costs of the project. Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE), based at Harper Adams University, has been appointed to run the project.
Tina Woodward, Shropshire Council Deputy Cabinet member for broadband, said:
“I am pleased that the bid has been successful as the project aims to enable
and to assist women to take advantage of the faster broadband networks we are
building to grow and improve their business or even start-up a new business. We
have great partners to deliver the service with experience in the field. WiRE
is performing a similar role in Staffordshire and we’ll be working with them
where practical to gain economies of scale.”
The project will support women in business, with a programme of conferences, workshops and mentoring for women-led businesses and potential female entrepreneurs across the Shropshire Council area.
The first event is on 18th September, please follow this link http://www.wirechallenge.org/ to find out more and to book a place.