Youth Business Scotland
In 2012, The Prince’s Trust Scotland and
sister charity, The Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust merged
to become Youth Business Scotland and provide comprehensive support
to young people in Scotland.
Youth Business Scotland supports young people aged 18 to 30
years old to start-up and grow in business, by providing essential
funding and professional mentoring support. Youth Business Scotland
gives vital support to young people interested in
Business start-up support
The Youth Business Scotland programme gives practical advice on
how to start up a business, how to write a business plan, introductory finance training as
well as offering loans of up to £5,000 and grants of up to
Youth Business Scotland works closely with partners across the
Enterprise Network in Scotland and facilitates regular Elevator
events for young people, offering them a chance to hear from
business leaders and an opportunity to sharpen their networking
In addition to helping young people start-up in business, Youth
Business Scotland assists entrepreneurs who have previously been
supported by The Trust to grow their existing business.
Is it for me?
Youth Business Scotland is for people who:
- are 18 to 30* years old
- have a business idea they want to progress
- have a trade which they would like to develop into a
- are looking to develop a business which was previously funded
by the Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust
*Those aged 26 to 30 must be unemployed or working fewer than 16
hours per week.