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Support for starting a business

Imagine waking up in the morning and deciding how your day goes. When you start your own business through our Enterprise programme, your future is down to you.

The Prince’s Trust gave me the knowledge I needed to take my ideas further than I’d ever imagined.

Support for starting a business

Since 1983 we’ve helped over 80,000 young people to start their own business.

How it works

If you’re aged 18-30, living in the UK, and unemployed or working fewer than 16 hours a week and have a business idea or some ideas to explore, then we can help with the rest.

From beauticians and barbers to digital agencies and dog groomers, we can help you to transform your idea into a watertight business plan, as well as support you with a fantastic package of training and funding.

You’ll also get to meet other like-minded people and be able to tap into the expertise of an experienced business mentor who will be on hand to provide you with advice every step of the way – for up to two years.

This really could be you!

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Take the first step

Are you applying on behalf of a young person? Click here.




Mentoring support
Get the support you need from a dedicated mentor.

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Gain access to funding to kick-start your business

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We have the tools and resources to support you

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Meet Kerry Harkins

Kerry had a harrowing childhood, facing horrifying violence and a total lack of stability. Afraid to remain at home, Kerry left and started a new life, and enrolled on a childcare course.

With support from The Prince's Trust she now runs her own business. 

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