Helping hand for women in local business

The Northam Women in Business have once again opened up their scholarship for applications for 2019.

Each year this group of businesswomen hold an event to raise money to go towards the scholarship.

This year's event was a Mother's Day High Tea held at Muresk Institute.

The event was a sell out and the money raised on the day together with generous funding from Bendigo Bank has ensured that the scholarship can once again be offered this year.

Applications are taken online through the Northam Women in Business website and are open now.

A one-off payment is awarded to a successful female applicant who demonstrates a desire, ability and readiness to embark upon or extend a business career or venture with the ultimate aim of achieving self-employment.

Applicants must reside within the Shire of Northam or have lived here within the previous five years.

The closing date of August 31, 2019 is fast approaching so those thinking of lodging an application are encouraged to do so soon.