Alberta Women Entrepreneurs to receive $3 million in funding to provide more access to capital for women entrepreneurs

from Alberta Women’s Entrepreneurs, originally published May 13

MAY 13, 2022 – Alberta Women’s Entrepreneurs will receive $3 million in grant funding through the Women’s Economic Recovery – Capital Growth Initiative. The Capital Growth Initiative is part of the Alberta’s Recovery Plan and the additional loan fund is now available to support women entrepreneurs get easier access to capital. This investment will support more women to expand or start a business, helping diversify Alberta’s economy and creating new job opportunities throughout the province.

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs and Community Futures Network of Alberta will administer the loans from the Women’s Economic Recovery – Capital Growth Initiative. Under the initiative, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs will provide capital to women in Edmonton, Calgary, St. Albert and Fort Saskatchewan, while Community Futures will provide capital to other communities throughout Alberta. Alberta Women Entrepreneurs is committed to empower women entrepreneurs by providing access to capital, as well as business supports like specialized training, advising, and mentorship. The loan program provides low interest business loans and business advisory supports to women entrepreneurs.

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