Ceteris have made it through to the final round of voting in a process to be awarded a share of £140,000 of funding.
Our Clackmannanshire Women into Self-Employment (ClacksWISE) project is one of ten Scottish finalists in the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Skills and Opportunities fund for charitable and not-for-profit organisations.
If successful, Ceteris could win a grant which would be used to encourage women in Clackmannanshire to start their own business and help others build their confidence in advance of returning to employment.
Ceteris already have a proven track record of delivering business support and training programmes alongside flexible and affordable start-up premises in Clackmannanshire. This exciting new project is the latest in a string of services aimed at developing the Clackmannanshire economy.
Margaret Mary Rafferty, Managing Director of Ceteris (Scotland) Ltd. said, “We’d like to ask the local community to vote for our ClacksWISE project. The unique project will target enterprising women looking to return to work, supporting them to start and grow sustainable businesses and providing them with the best chance of success, resulting in a positive economic contribution in Clackmannanshire.”
“We require funding to introduce the women participating in the project to the concept of self-employment. Funding will let us provide free access to a new start up business hub and equipment for up to nine months. It will also enable us to provide advice, support, training, mentoring and coaching in business skills to participants.”
We plan that ClacksWISE will engage with 25 women initially through the project, with 15 participating in the full project and, of those, 12 expected to complete business plans, start a business and occupy the hub.