Bolton Lads and Girls Club are 1 of only 29 organisations chosen in the whole country to be shortlisted for a Royal Bank of Scotland Inspiring Enterprise Programme, ABC to Enterprise. This brand new programme for 2013 is an innovative self-employment course for disadvantaged young people aged 16-19. It aims to give them the skills, experience and knowledge so they can start their own business. It will let them Achieve, Bank and Create. (ABC.)
Whoever wins the £50,000 people on offer to ABC will use it within Bolton Lads and Girls Club to deliver a mixture of 4 week courses for 120 young people to set up their own company. This could be a hairdressers, beauty salon and other vocational based jobs.
Through this ABC, people will learn how to improve their financial circumstances, help Bolton’s economy and meet the need for new generations of local tradespeople to come forward. This all helps to inspire other young people and let them know they can succeed in business, regardless of their background.
Trish wants to use the money to turn a derelict town centre building into an enterprise hub for teenagers. She wants to turn it into a base for them to run their business and be supported by mentors in the Bolton area. Trish is currently working with Phillip Burke in her passport to work, and is only one of 2 in the North West to be shortlisted.
Bolton Lads and Girls Club need your help to win this award though. It is all decided by a public vote. Voting is open now until April 22nd