About the programme

The ACF Women Entrepreneurship Programme enables women to build their confidence in business, solidify their strategy, expand their network, and get connected with relevant markets.

Our key focus is on helping women from black, asian, and minority ethnic communities to access the necessary skills, training, and finance required to start their own MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises).

It is a 6 to 8 week online training course (2 hours a week) designed to help women overcome key challenges and barriers in entrepreneurship and turn their business ideas into a commercially viable reality.

Current Achievements


women engaged through ACF community awareness events.


women completed ACF Women Entrepreneurship ‘Start your own enterprise’ course.


women advised & mentored.


women are in the process of starting.


women supported through interest free finance.

Next courses

Our first 6-week Women Entrepreneurship Programme in Wales is already in session. If you’re interested in our next course, please email info@assadaqaatcommunityfinance.co.uk or keep an eye out here and on our social media for upcoming dates.

What's included

We cover the following areas

– Assessing yourself as a businesswoman 

– Assessing your business idea, its legal requirements and competitive advantage

– Identifying your target markets/customers 

– Conducting market research and developing a marketing strategy

– Developing your business model — the ‘go-to-market’ approach 

– Developing a business plan — how much will it cost? Expenses? Cash flow?

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page. If your question is not answered, feel free to get in touch with us — we are here to help.

Find out more

Application Form

Please click Apply Now where you will be taken off site to our Women Entrepreneurship Programme application form. Once submitted, we will get back to you as soon as possible.