The PEI Business Women’s Association (PEIBWA) announced four recipients of this year’s PEIBWA Micro Grants at a reception hosted by Her Honour Antoinette Perry, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island on July 18, 2019.
The PEIBWA Micro Grants are designed to help new, growing, and established women entrepreneurs through a non-repayable grant and business skills support. The grant provides successful applicants with an investment of up to $500.
“This year’s Micro Grant applications saw an impressive number of applicants from across a wide range of industries. While the grant is a small investment, it can often provide recipients with a helpful boost to get them over a business hurdle. We are pleased to support the four chosen recipients and look forward to watching them grow their Island businesses,” says Margaret Magner, Executive Director of PEIBWA.
The 2019 recipients are:
- Harmonie Richard, Paraska's Place: Paraska’s Place sells crystal earrings in over 20 shops across Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, and on Etsy.
- Sabine Schoenknecht, Atlantic Mustard Mill: Atlantic Mustard Mill is a gourmet food manufacturer, creating gourmet mustard and mustard related products.
- Britannia Willes, Unpacked: Unpacked is PEI's first ever package-free shop, providing the everyday consumer with a sustainable, plastic free way to shop.
- Helena Wood, Mosaic Management: Mosaic Management is an event management service for individuals and businesses looking to host small- to medium-sized events.
PEIBWA Micro Grants are open for application to PEIBWA members in good standing who are residents of PEI. Recipients are chosen by a selection committee, comprised of individuals selected for their industry experience and knowledge.