NatWest Provides Opportunity for Enterprising Endeavour Learners
19 Feb 2019
We are delighted to announce a brand new project – The Endeavour Enterprise School.
Funded by a grant from the NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund, the project will work with 50 disadvantaged young people over the next year, helping them to develop the skills they need to develop their own enterprises and give them first-hand experience.
The project will begin by building participants’ confidence through personal development activities, before involving them in workshops and practical activities led by volunteers from the local business community. Participants will then be given seed funding to have a go at their own mini enterprises, and work towards accredited qualifications.
Participants on the project will receive support from business mentors who will be self-employed, run their own business or have experience of a business environment.
Paula Williamson, NatWest Business Growth Enabler for Sheffield and Doncaster came to The Endeavour Centre to present the cheque and said: “Funding from the Skills and Opportunities Fund helps community projects that provide life-enhancing financial capability and enterprise skills and opportunities to those that need it most. It was my pleasure to present the cheque to the team at Endeavour and wish them every success with the future of the Enterprise School Project”.
Endeavour Corporate Engagement Manager Graham Booth said: “This is an exciting new project that builds on the links we have made with the local business community over the last few years, and is a fantastic opportunity for corporate volunteers to share their skills with our learners to help them develop enterprise skills for the future”.
If you would like to get involved in running a workshop or acting as a volunteer mentor on the project, please contact Graham Booth on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07793 488871.