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The Prince’s Trust supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion.

Many of the young people we help are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law.

Our programmes give young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives.

We help young people:

> develop skills, prepare for work and improve their confidence through a structured 12-week personal development course, individually tailored personal development programmes and short engagement programmes

> improve motivation and attendance at school through our network of xl clubs

> work out whether self-employment is right for them by helping them to test their ideas, write plans and start their own businesses or achieve other goals in education, training, volunteering or work

> overcome barriers and get their lives working with cash awards of between £50 and £500, and mentor support for those leaving care or prison

> develop personal and social skills through residential schemes, group activities and tailored one-to-one support


Gren Clark, Enterprise Executive Hull and East Riding (E: M: 07506 711642)

Steve Greenfield, Enterprise Executive NE Lincolnshire and N Lincolnshire (E: M: 07506725510)


  • Regions: East Riding, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire
  • Address Suite 230a & b - Queens House, Paragon Street, Hull HU1 3NQ
  • Telephone 01482 211368
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The Prince’s Trust – Enterprise Programme

Organisation: The Prince's Trust

Interested in setting up your own business? If you’re from Hull, East Riding, North Lincolnshire or North East Lincolnsire aged 18-30, unemployed or working fewer than 16 hours a week, the Enterprise programme can help you decide whether self-employment is right for you.

How it works

The programme can give you:

  • Support to apply for a low interest loan of up to £4,000 for a sole trader, and up to £5,000 for a partnership to help you to start your business*
  • One-to-one support to help you to explore and test your idea and turn it into a business plan
  • Training to give you a taste of what you need to know and do to start your own business
  • Mentoring to help you develop your business or access other opportunities in education, training, work or volunteering

Who is it for?

If you’re aged between 18-30, currently unemployed, and are interested in setting up your own business, The Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme could be right for you – it will help you work out if your business ideas are viable, and whether self-employment is right option for you. If the following sounds like you, then get in touch today.

The programme is for people who:

  • Have a business idea they want help to explore
  • Are aged 18-30
  • Are unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week
  • Live in England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland

The following people are not eligible: gap year students, recent graduates (graduated less than six months ago), those with a postgraduate degree (eg a Masters) or a professional qualification.

I’m interested – how do I sign up?

Contact our local Enterprise Executive’s:

Hull and East Riding – Gren Clark E: T: 07506 711642

North and North East Lincolnshire – Steve Greenfield E: T: 07506 725510

Young Innovators’ programme

Organisation: The Prince's Trust

You might not know what to do with your idea yet, or where to start, but that’s where we come in. In partnership with Innovate UK, the UK government’s innovation support organisation, we want to inspire and support more young adults between 18-30 in turning their ideas, whether big or small, into a reality.

We know this might sound daunting, but through our Enterprise Online programme we have all the tools, access to mentors and even funding that can help you find the business potential in your idea. You’ll also have the opportunity to access content on innovation, developed by Innovate UK, and find out more about how you could take part in Innovate UK’s Young Innovators’ programme.

Your idea might not only solve a problem that you face and allow you to be your own boss, but also make the community and the world around you a better place.

So, don’t let that idea go! #IdeasMeanBusiness

More details here