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. We want to facilitate opportunities to widen the entrepreneurial spirit in the city.

The primary purpose is to encourage young people to be more enterprising. This will help them to develop their enterprising ideas and skills. We offer a one-to-one 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. Or they can be up to age 24 on certain criteria. It offers grants of up to £1,000. The grant is 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. It is aimed at young people aged 16 to 29. They are not in employment, education or training and would like to start their own business.

The programme gives young people the opportunity to find out more about the ‘Big 13’ Enterprise Skills. They will have the chance to access grants from the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank. The grant will help them to develop their business ideas.

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

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