Investing in entrepreneurship

  • £650,000 funding to support the next generation of entrepreneurs

Scotland is known for its vision as a world-leading entrepreneurial and innovative nation, one in which growth and innovation go hand-in-hand with fair work and delivering in a way which benefits everyone.

The £650,000 funding package will support the next generation of entrepreneurs, building on Scotland's CAN DO vison, to encourage more people set up new businesses and social enterprises and for the government itself to be more entrepreneurial.

Business Minister Jamie Hepburn has announced that the Prince's Trust will receive £400,000 to strengthen and advance their Enterprise Programme which provides a comprehensive range of employability and enterprise support for young people in all areas of Scotland.

Scotland's Enterprising School's, our national platform to foster enterprising mind-sets in schools, will also receive £250,000 funding to further develop the programme and support all partners involved in school enterprise to translate the importance of entrepreneurial mind-sets through the Curriculum for Excellence and Developing the Young Workforce.

We want Scotland to be a country that invents, designs and manufactures the technologies and products of the future, a world-leading entrepreneurial and innovative nation.

To help realise this ambition, I am delighted to confirm continued Scottish Government funding of £250,000 to further develop 'Scotland's Enterprising Schools', building on the success to date and £400,000 to allow the Prince's Trust to strengthen and advance their Enterprise Programme which provides a comprehensive range of employability and enterprise support for young people in all areas of Scotland.

Investing in entrepreneurial education will mean that Scotland will be fostering the next generations of Scottish entrepreneurs.

Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills Jamie Hepburn MSP
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About YES

Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start
their journey.

Our Mission is to inspire & equip all young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise.

In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.

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Rouken Glen Park
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Glasgow
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