Grants for new female-led engineering businesses

UK prototype specialist Get It Made has announced a new grant to encourage the growth of female employment within UK engineering, design and manufacturing industries.

According to the company, it has £10,000 available for female-led, engineering, design and manufacturing enterprises with fewer than 10 employees and can also offer “expertise to guide young female-led businesses through the challenges facing any young company in a post-covid environment”.

“We have seen encouraging signs that female employment within manufacturing has grown over the last ten years, with a 7.61% growth in the total female workforce recorded between 2011-2021,” said Luke Smoothy, founder. “However, we believe that there is still much work to be done for women within manufacturing to acquire the opportunities they deserve.”

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2022, and can be submitted through here.