Explore Enterprise Programme


Support for people aged 18-30, who are unemployed and would like to start a business. The programme offers a package of funding, mentoring and practical support, including business plan writing workshops and financial planning.

Eligibility criteria: 

Participants must be aged 18-30 and unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week.

Additional information: 

Participants 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 £5,000 and grants (conditions apply)
  • up to two years support from a volunteer business mentor
Support organisation: 
Prince's Trust
0800 842 842