Princes’s Trust Enterprise Programme

The Prince’s Trust can help you start-up your own business. The Trust is a charitable organisation which offers a range of start-up services and finance to 18-30 year olds who are unemployed and want to start-up their own business but cannot raise all the finance they need from anywhere else. Since 1983 we have supported over 60,000 young people start-up their own businesses.

The Enterprise Programme helps people to explore and test their business ideas, write business plans and start their own businesses or achieve alternative goals in education, training or work.

The programme delivers support in four stages:
• Information session – a 90 minute long session to find out about the support on offer and the expectations that The Trust has of the people who take part in the programme.
• Explore Enterprise course – four consecutive days to learn about topics relevant to planning and running a business, to ‘feel’ what running a business would be like and to consider whether self-employment is the right option.
• One to one support – to help think through, choose and plan your next step. For people needing to test their business ideas.
• Best foot forward – support to help achieve your chosen next step. For people entering a job, education or training, this might be a mentor to help write a CV or college application. For people going on to start a business, this is a business mentor for two years, a range of discounted and free support offers and maybe money to help start their business.The Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme PDF

An average ‘journey’ through the programme takes three to six months. Please also note that participation in the programme does not guarantee that start-up funding will be awarded. Applications for start-up funding are assessed in relation to a number of factors including perceived risk, business viability and individual need.
If you are interested in exploring self-employment
and would like to learn more, then please contact
us on 0800 842 842.