Back Her Business Side Hustle

£100,000 for your side hustles

Enter to win a share of £20,000 in cash, unlock grant funding and more

Got a great idea for a business? Looking to make a few extra quid on the side? We know that finding the cash to start a business of any size can be a barrier for women. We're making it easy for you to test your idea and make your first sale. 

To enter, check the competition criteria and tell us your idea in 100 words or less before 23 October 2019. 

Competition now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered!

Prizes up for grabs


£20,000 in cash prizes

£10,000 for first place, £5,000 for second prize and £2,500 for third and fourth


£50 on us

 Back Her Business will be your first supporter with £50 and help you to make your first sale

How it works

start crowdfunding

Tell us your idea

Eligible ideas will be invited to crowdfund for a chance to win prizes sponsored by NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank and apply to unlock up to £500 Back Her Business grants towards your target.

Get the word out

New to crowdfunding?

We’ve got you covered with Launchpad — you can join our exclusive women-only accelerator programme where our expert coaches will guide you through your crowdfunding journey for the best chance of success.

Get funded

Get funded

 Back Her Business will be everyone’s first supporter with a £50 pledge to get you off to a good start. People who like your idea donate or pledge money in return for a reward they’ll receive once your project succeeds.

Competition now closed

Thanks to everyone who entered. If you've got a business idea that you want to test, you can join Back Her Business anytime. 

Believe in your plans. If you have spent time working on ideas and considered how to address any challenges, then you owe it to yourself to give it a go.

Mairi Breslin, Creative compassionate weaving for trauma or loss 

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Escape The City
Enterprise Nation
Women Who Do
Women's Business Club
Women In Business Network
Codefirst Girls
Driven Woman
Young Creative Council
We Are The City
Female Founders Fair
Restless Magazine
Successful Women in business
Women in Banking & Finance
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