Launched earlier this month by Minister Charlie McConalogue, the initiative aims to support early-stage female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland.
Applications are currently being accepted for ACORNS by any woman with a new business based in rural Ireland – or a well-developed idea for a new venture they want to get off the ground.
The programme is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s Rural Innovation and Development Fund.
Minister Charlie McConalogue says it’s an incredible opportunity and a wonderful support for rural-based female entrepreneurs, particularly in the current environment.
A total of 50 new entrepreneurs will be selected and the free initiative will run over six months from October 2022 to April 2023 with the deadline for applications midnight on September 23, 2022.
Any woman with a new business based in rural Ireland — or a well-developed idea for a new venture they want to get off the ground — can get more information and register to receive an application form at www.acorns.ie. There is no charge for participation. (Eligibility criteria in notes below)