Vote for young Cumbria entrepeneurs to win almost £50,000
Last updated at 11:46, Tuesday, 08 October 2013
A BID by Furness Enterprise Partnership in Cumbria to be awarded the RBS Inspiring Enterprise grant of almost £50,000 to help young entrepeneurs in the county has been shortlisted for national funding - and is now open to a public vote.
If successful, the application will provide nearly £50,000 to inspire, engage, equip and support a new generation of young entrepreneurs in Cumbria.
The bid which was co-written by Cumbria County Council and submitted by Furness Enterprise Partnership on behalf of the group has recently been shortlisted for national funding.
Funding will enable five events to take place across, organised and run with young local entrepreneurs and partners focusing on entrepreneurship /self-employment as a career option with 1,000 students aged 14-24. Events will include inspirational speakers, workshops developing business ideas, information on funding, support and advice available.
A ‘start your own business’ toolkit will also be provided at the events offering tips for setting up in business featuring a student friendly business plan template, useful contacts, websites and publications and video case studies showcasing a diverse range of young Cumbrian entrepreneurs to inspire young people to consider starting a business.
A student countywide Enterprise Competition to plan/design innovative products/services with seed funding and mentorship for the winners will also be launched with the funding.
Furness Enterprise Partnership said: “We are delighted to have reached this stage.
“Not only will the project “inspire, engage, equip and support a new generation of budding Cumbrian Entrepreneurs, but it will also showcase the talent and knowledge of current young entrepreneurs and raise the profile of enterprise in Cumbria.”
Councillor Anne Burns, Cumbria County Council’s cabinet member for Children’s Services, said: “I’d urge people to get voting for this Cumbrian bid – if successful it will make a massive difference to enterprise education in the county and could help nurture a new generation of business stars.
“I’m delighted Cumbria County Council has played a key role in developing the submission by bringing different organisations together and shaping the application.”
The public vote closes Monday 14th October.
First published at 11:25, Tuesday, 08 October 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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