Winner of Inspiring Youth Enterprise Grant Funding Announced

Winner of Inspiring Youth Enterprise Grant Funding Announced
RBS Group

RBS Inspiring Enterprise has today announced the winners of the latest round of Youth Enterprise grant funding. Over 200 organisations submitted applications for funding to run programmes for young people, from which 12 winners have been selected across the UK.

The grant applications were submitted online and winners were chosen by a judging panel which included a public vote, that more than 7,000 people took part in. The winners include a variety of programmes such as access to training, mentoring and support, skills and knowledge development, and building the skills necessary to start up and survive in business.

One of the winning programmes, Community Action Little London & Servias (CALLS) works with families and individuals of all ages and backgrounds in Leeds. Their ‘Learning the Business’ screen printing project is aimed at getting local young people aged between 11 and 15 interested in the world of work and business through a 40 week introduction to developing a screen-printing business.

Another winner, Social Enterprise Academy from Edinburgh, has won funding for their project ‘Social Enterprise Futures’, which will give 100 college students and school pupils an in-depth learning and development opportunity, including support to start their own social enterprise business.

The Very Enterprising Community Interest Company,  will be using their grant funding to supply their innovative ‘Business on the Move’ board game to secondary schools and college teachers of 13 -19 year olds. The board game will help young people learn about, and be inspired by business, as player run their own business, making the same decisions businesses make every day.

The full list of winners is as follows;

The Mighty Creatives – Bank of TMC, Leicester
RTC North Ltd – Design and Innovation Challenge, Sunderland
Social Enterprise Academy – Social Enterprise Futures, Edinburgh
Salford Foundation – Inspired to Aspire, Manchester
Basingstoke Consortium – Local Entrepreneurs Inspiring Youth, Basingstoke
Lorna Young Foundation – Not Just a Youth Enterprise, Huddersfield
Point Blank Theatre Company – Creative Enterprise, Sheffield
3G’s Development Trust – Forsythia Your Grass Roots Enterprise, Merthyr Tidfyl
The Very Enterprising CIC – Business on the Move, Wakefield
CALLS – Learning the Business, Leeds
Coleford Area Partnership – Teentrepreneurs, Gloucestershire
East Belfast Enterprise – E-Preneur Programme, Belfast

Thom Kenrick, Head of Sustainability Programmes, RBS Group said; "We are delighted to support 12 more organisations with this round of Inspiring Youth Enterprise funding.  Once again we were hugely impressed by the depth and breadth of the enterprise support that’s available for the UK’s young people. RBS is committed to unlocking, supporting and nurturing entrepreneurial talent and we believe these organisations will help us achieve that goal."

Neil McLean, Chief Executive, Social Enterprise Academy, said; “For a long time now, we’re realised that young people need to have the opportunity to experience this type of business learning beyond school, and with the support of the RBS Inspiring Enterprise grant, we’ll now be able to do that.”

RBS Inspiring Youth Enterprise has been designed to encourage more young people to explore enterprise, build their skills, start up and succeed in business. RBS is making £500,000 of grants available every year for the next three years. The grants will go to organisations who support young people (13-30 year olds) through dedicated enterprise programmes.

For more information visit the Inspiring Youth Enterprise section