27/09/2016

Prince's Trust Announces Series Of Enterprise Programme Events

The Prince's Trust has announced a programme of workshops aimed at helping people to start a business.

The Trust's Enterprise programme helps thousands of small businesses get off the ground each year. The programme offers a package of cash, mentoring and practical support, including business plan writing workshops and financial planning.

Participants in the Enterprise programme will be provided with:

• an information session where you can find out what the enterprise programme can do for you

• free four day explore enterprise workshops, which will help you with ideas and tips on how to start your own business

• support with writing your business plan

• test marketing grants of up to £250

• financial support to start your business including loans up to £7,500 and grants up to £1,500 (conditions apply)

• up to two years support from a volunteer business mentor
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The Explore Enterprise course is for people who are aged 18-30 and:

• are interested in setting up their own business, but haven't hit on the right idea yet

• have a business idea they want help to explore

• are unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week

Upcoming Enterprise Programme dates include"

Belfast: 3 – 6 October and 24-27 October

Ballymena: Information session 5 October, 11:00 and Course: 10 – 13 October

Dungannon: Information sessions 19 October, 11:00 and 1 November, 11:00 and Course 8 - 11 November

Cookstown: Information session 25 October 11:00

Omagh: Information sessions 11 October, 11:00 and 19 October, 11:00 and Course: 24 - 27 October

To find out more information on venues or to apply, call 028 9089 5000 to speak to a member of the Northern Ireland team. Alternatively, you can text "Call me" to 07983 385418, and your call will be returned within two working days, or apply online via the Prince's Trust website.

(MH/CD)

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