Microenterprise Scholarships Available

Since our founding, WREN has helped hundreds of members launch and grow their own businesses. In service to our mission to improve lives and livelihoods in our rural community, WREN is able to provide a limited number of microenterprise scholarships to access WREN membership and services for free, for up to three years!

Microenterprise scholarships include: 

• A FREE Business level WREN membership (regularly $75/year), including all associated member benefits
• FREE enrollment in WREN’s classes and business development programs for artists, artisans, farmers & food producers
• FREE sector-specific one-on-one coaching from WREN staff and consultants

Eligibility:

Applicants must be New Hampshire residents, and be of low or moderate household income. Eligible applicants will be asked to provide information about their household income, business salaries/wages, number of employees, and other business financial information for each year they receive the scholarship.

Questions? Want to learn more?

For more information and an application, please email the appropriate contact below with a description of your current or perpective business and your county of residence:

  • For fine artists, email Katherine Ferrier, Artist Technical Assistance Program Manager, at katherinef@wrenworks.org
  • For artisans or those interested in WREN’s retail services, email Katy Curnyn, Retail Vendor Technical Assistance Program Manager, at katyc@wrenworks.org
  • For farmers or food producers, email Ruth Ann Hacking, Farm & Food Program Manager, at ruthannh@wrenworks.org
  • For all other inquiries, email Gillian Sewake, Grants Manager, at gillians@wrenworks.org

Support for this business development program comes from Community Development Block Grant funds from the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority.