Fund Her North, a regional volunteer collective, has partnered with NatWest to support investment opportunities for female entrepreneurs in the North of England.
The collective is the first of its kind in the UK and aims to encourage more women in the North of England to apply for investments and funding to support entrepreneurship and grow female-led businesses, particularly in a post-COVID world.
Bringing together more than 30 women from the investment industry, Fund Her North was established in October 2020 and has a combined investment power of £450million, as well as s demonstrated history of investing more than £75million in female-led start-up businesses.
The strategic new partnership with NatWest was announced during a virtual event on 22 July, which was attended by more than 100 people. The event brought together female investment experts and business owners from across the North and highlighted how businesses can grow post-pandemic.
The new partnership forms part of NatWest’s purpose-led strategy, which aims to support enterprise funding post-COVID-19. The collaboration also aligns with the bank’s continued work as part of the Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship, which was published in 2019.