Win £2,000

Back Her Business

Got a new business idea?

We're looking for women who want to crowdfund to get started in business.

We know that finding start-up funding can be a barrier to women. So we're making it easy for you to take the first leap.

Tell us your idea in 200 words and you'll be in with a chance of winning a £2,000 pledge sponsored by NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank to get your idea off the ground.

How it works

From 10 to 24 June, we want to hear your great new business ideas!

With the help of our competition partner Enterprise Nation and some inspiring women who crowdfunded their own business, we'll pick 12 winners – two from each category below and two additional winners who don't fit in those boxes.

The winning ideas will be invited to launch their ideas on Crowdfunder, campaign for support from the crowd and, if successful, unlock the £2,000 pledge from NatWest, Royal Bank or Ulster Bank.

It’s easy to enter. Just check the criteria below and apply before 24 June 2019. Winners will be announced 26 June 2019.

This competition is run in partnership with

Enterprise Nation
Every Woman

Competition categories

Back Her Business - fashion category
Back Her Business - food category
Back Her Business - social category
Back Her Business - technology category
Back Her Business - wellness category

Ready to enter? It's simple…

Enter the competition by telling us about your idea below and we'll be in touch about the next steps.

For UK residents with new UK projects. Eligibility and specific criteria apply. See eligibility here.

Select a category

First name


Email address

Select business location

About your idea

200 words about your business idea

Your Facebook page (if you have one)

What stage is your business idea at?

About Back Her Business

We want to support more women to start business, so we've teamed up with NatWest, Royal Bank and Ulster Bank to help you get started.

Together we'll help you raise money for your business through crowdfunding, and we'll also provide free coaching, mentoring and opportunities to meet like-minded women.

What's more NatWest, Royal Bank and Ulster Bank will also be offering up to 50% of your fundraising target (max. £5,000) in grant funding for certain successful projects. For UK residents with new UK projects. Eligibility and specific criteria apply.

  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • NatWest
  • Ulster Bank