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Charity Of The Month: The Enterprise Trust

Charity Of The Month -The Enterprise Trust
Written by MicroStartups

Our final Charity of the Month of 2019 is a real Christmas treat that’s been helping young people since 2011. The Enterprise Trust is a fantastic organisation and we’ll explain why it’s so deserving of being our December 2019 Charity of the Month.

The Enterprise Trust invests in the next generation

Launched in 2011 by Richard Harpin (a businessman from Huddersfield who founded the home repairs and improvements company, Homeserve) The Enterprise Trust aims to help young people achieve their potential by forging the career that they want.

It’s doing this by investing £8 million into supporting youth enterprise by 2025, with the hope being that this investment will lead to an overall boost of £1 billion to the UK economy.

The Enterprise Trust helps young people to forge a career

The Enterprise Trust wants to help young people to “realise their potential as independent wealth generators.”

There are two main areas that The Enterprise Trust focuses on to do this.


The Enterprise Trust has a goal of creating 25,000 new apprentices by 2022 – beginning by focussing on the home improvement and repair market.

Youth enterprise

The Enterprise Trust supports people aged 16-30 to achieve their dream of being an entrepreneur.

To do this, it has teamed-up up with Enterprise Nation and TSB to launch Next Generation – a series of events, online resources, and training opportunities to help young entrepreneurs.

What can I do to help The Enterprise Trust achieve its goals?

While there’s no dedicated donations page for The Enterprise Trust, you can still help it to give young people a chance to fulfil their potential. How? By shouting about the great work this excellent charity is doing.

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A team of writers and marketers, MicroStartups was founded to inspire the entrepreneurial and business community to give back. We believe in business growth through giving and supporting the local community.

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