Exploring Enterprise provides support to unemployed or economically inactive individuals in NI. It’s designed to fill a gap in the provision of enterprise support. It addresses deprivation, disadvantage and employability barriers.
Exploring Enterprise3 programme (EE3p) is a pre-start enterprise programme for people who are unemployed/economically inactive or working or in training less than 16 hours per week. EE3p aims to provide them with the opportunity to explore self-employment as an option to enter and/or return to the labour market.
Participants do not need to have a specific business idea to join, the programme provides an insight into starting a business whilst allowing participants to work towards achieving a CCEA Level I in Understanding Business. In addition, there will be an emphasis on guiding individuals through the mainstream business support/further education options, such as the FE colleges.
Exploring Enterprise3 Programme is part-funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014-2020, the Department for the Economy, Enterprise Northern Ireland and the Local Enterprise Agencies.