When you look close enough, you'll find ample grants available for women. There are grants for women starting or expanding a business, grants for minority women and grants for women with low income. There are also educational grants, grants for women in Christian ministry and grants for senior women. If you're a women in business or starting a new business, you'll be glad to know there are business grants as well.

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Start-up Funds

A grant from Women's Financial Fund doesn't restrict the business use.

Women entrepreneurs who are just starting a business may qualify for a small grant from the Women's Financial Fund. WFF gives women in the United States who are over the age of 18 amounts from £65 to £3,250 to help with their business start-up. The Fund places no restriction on the type of business the money can be used for. Applicants must have donated at least £9 to the fund prior to applying.

  • Women entrepreneurs who are just starting a business may qualify for a small grant from the Women's Financial Fund.
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Funds for Existing Businesses

Existing businesses can receive amounts of £650 to £3,250 for business expansion. Expansion can take the form of new product development, equipment purchase or developing into a new market. Whatever your reason for applying, these grants can help women over the age of 18 to grow their businesses. Applicants must have previously donated a minimum of £9 to WFF.

  • Existing businesses can receive amounts of £650 to £3,250 for business expansion.
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Quarterly Business Grant

Amber Foundation Grants can be used for any basic business need.

Every three months, the Amber Foundation Grants provides a small amount of money to help women entrepreneurs with small business start-ups. The business can be home-based or online. Grants for £325 to £650, can be used for such basic needs as upgrading equipment or website costs. In lieu of repayment, the foundation encourages grant recipients to mentor others as they are able.

  • Every three months, the Amber Foundation Grants provides a small amount of money to help women entrepreneurs with small business start-ups.
  • In lieu of repayment, the foundation encourages grant recipients to mentor others as they are able.
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Business Grants for Mothers

The Huggies MomInspired Grant program provides seed money to help mothers develop start-up businesses. The specific amount is based on the business needs and goals, but ranges from £650 to £9,750. As of 2011, at least 12 women received a grant from Kimberly-Clark, owner of the Huggies brand. Winning product ideas include a diaper bag that attaches to a car seat and a baby carrier designed to go in the shower or pool, leaving the parent's hands free. The grant rewards women who see a need and act on it.

  • The Huggies MomInspired Grant program provides seed money to help mothers develop start-up businesses.
  • Winning product ideas include a diaper bag that attaches to a car seat and a baby carrier designed to go in the shower or pool, leaving the parent's hands free.