Million Makers: The Schools Challenge

Million Makers is a fundraising challenge, which sees groups of pupils setting up their own mini enterprises to raise funds for The Prince's Trust.

At The Prince’s Trust we believe passionately about young people and encouraging their talent. The Million Makers Challenge not only benefits the young people we support but provides an amazing resource for your students to discover new experiences and skills such as teamwork, problem solving and organisation.

This exciting fundraising challenge puts pupils in real life business situations, teaching them valuable lessons both about themselves and the world of business.

How will your pupils benefit?

Million Makers encourages the development of essential skills as outlined in the PLTS framework. Pupils have the opportunity to develop skills in fundamental concepts such as:

  • Young people in huddlePersonal organisation 
  • Managing change
  • Economic wellbeing
  • Taking responsibility
  • Perseverance
  • Innovation
  • Developing a “can-do” attitude and nurturing the drive to make things happen

This is an enterprise opportunity that will challenge even the most able pupils. Ofsted has reported that pupils are motivated by enterprise learning. They enjoy being given the autonomy to tackle relevant problems, take responsibility for their own actions, engage in real issues and evaluate the outcome of their decisions.

Why support The Prince’s Trust?

Around one in five young people in the UK are not in work, education or training. Youth unemployment costs the UK economy £10 million a day in lost productivity, while youth crime costs £1 billion every year.

We address this by giving practical and financial support to the young people who need it most. We help develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move into work, education or training. 

Taking part in Million Makers, will allow your pupils to make a positive contribution to the lives of young people less fortunate than them.

By learning about the work of The Trust, pupils will come to learn about the diversity of their local community and the real challenges young people their age are facing.

Free resources

To make delivering this enterprising activity easy, We will provide you with all the materials you need to inspire and guide your students.

These free resources cover topics including: forming enterprise groups, generating ideas and thinking them through, budgeting, planning the ideas, market research and collating the data, costs, revenue and profit, promotion, confirming costs, final checklist of tasks and evaluation.

Click the link below for an example activity sheet:

Activity 1: Forming enterprise groups

The resources cover 10 topics which can be used flexibly both in lessons throughout the year .

Please feel free to carry out your enterprising initiatives at a time in the school calendar that suits you.

What we'll provide you with

  • A fully comprehensive teacher’s guide
  • Full set of resources based around the Key Stage 3 curriculum;
  • Support and advise about organising a challenge
  • Thank you letter and certificates on completion


If you'd like to run a Million Makers challenge at your school, please sign up today.

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Million Makers: The Schools Challenge is open to all students up to the age of 18.

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