How we’re funded

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WiRE is a not-for-profit enterprise which is part of Harper Adams University.

Apart from the occasional government project WiRE is NOT funded by public money, your membership subscription allows us to continue to support rural businesswomen and the WiRE Networks.

Funding for our work in previous years has been gratefully received from the organisations listed below. WiRE also owes a big THANK YOU to all our members and volunteer Network Leaders who continue to generously contribute with their time and enthusiasm.

  • The Prince’s Countryside Fund
  • Advantage West Midlands
  • Yorkshire Forward
  • East of England Development Agency
  • East Midlands Development Agency
  • The Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF)
  • The Phoenix fund
  • HSBC Bank
  • RBS Bank

We do not provide grants to businesses, although we can sometimes advise on funds that do, or help with applications.