As you know, each month we like to recognise a special charity that does some incredible work; this month, we want to talk about The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme. Enterprise works with 18 to 30-year old budding entrepreneurs, helping to turn business dreams into reality by providing them with the support, advice and funding they need. Since 1983, The Prince’s Trust have helped over 80,000 young people start their own business.
How does The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme work?
The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme specifically works with disadvantaged young people with business aspirations. Enterprise helps these young people to become self-sustaining entrepreneurs – they offer advice and guidance on achieving business success, as well as helping to set up businesses. Support is provided throughout the whole journey – from workshops in finance and marketing, to building the business, to the actual business launch. And for two years after, they provide a business mentor to help and advise young entrepreneurs, as well as free or discounted business services support for up to three years.
They also offer financial help: low-interest start-up loans in collaboration with the Start Up Loans Company, and in special circumstances, small start-up grants.
How to get involved
There are many different ways to get involved with the great work that The Prince’s Trust do. You can donate through their website, start fundraising, or join one of the many events they hold across the country to raise money – from marathons to bike rides to music festivals.
If you’re a business looking to get involved, get in touch with with their Partnership team to see how a partnership with your company could really make an impact with young aspiring business owners.