Youth Enterprise

The Hull Youth Enterprise Service of Hull City Council is committed to the shared vision of growing the city’s economy for the benefit of young people and facilitating opportunities to widen the entrepreneurial spirit in the city. 

The primary purpose is to encourage young people to become more enterprising, enabling them to develop their enterprising ideas and skills. We offer a 1:1 support service for those up to age 29 as well as access to other young entrepreneurs.

The Youth Enterprise Service offers a number of programmes:

The John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank 

The John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank supports young people aged 13 up to 21 years old (24 on certain criteria), offering grants of up to £1,000 for individuals or groups of young people who need finance to help make their business idea happen. It is not just about financial support, it also offers practical help with developing your business idea.

Making Changes for Careers

Making Changes for Careers is an exciting enterprise programme aimed at young people aged 16-29 who are not in employment, education or training who would like to start their own business.

The programme gives young people the opportunity to find out more about the ‘Big 13’ Enterprise Skills, as well as having the chance to access grants from the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank in order to develop their business ideas.

Young people will also have the opportunity to access an experienced business mentor who will be on hand to offer expert advice and guidance.

For further information on these opportunities please contact