Pier set for Prince’s Trust launch event

THE Prince’s Trust is set to to launch a young people’s job initiative in Skegness.

The Trust, which supports and helps young people in businesses, will launch the scheme at Skegness Pier later this month in a bid to showcase the valuable work that The Prince’s Trust undertakes and highlight its future aspirations for entrepreneurship in the Skegness area.

The event will take place in the pier on Grand Parade on Friday, October 26 from 11.30am to 2pm.

“The aim of our new and exciting Sustainable Enterprise Project is to foster, support and sustain an entrepreneurial culture amongst young people living in disadvantaged communities within Skegness and the East Lindsey area, raising their aspirations and presenting business start-up as a realistic life choice,” said Trudy Roberts of The Prince’s Trust.

“We will be working in conjunction with key partners and stakeholders to provide a local wrap around support for young people and inspiring a new generation of young entrepreneurs here in Skegness and East Lindsey,” she added.

The Prince’s Trust is also holding two other events in Lincolnshire - one in Boston and one in Lincoln.

The criteria for Prince’s Trust support are that applicants should be aged 18 – 30 and unemployed or working 16 hours or less.

The Prince’s Trust’s project target over the next three years is to assist 720 people into starting a business (by attending a four day workshop).

It also hopes to create 195 business starts over three years, enable 20 businesses to achieve significant growth and create 216 jobs through businesses employing staff.

If you are interested in attending the Skegness event, or would like more information, register your details with Trudy Roberts at trudy.roberts@princes-trust.org.uk.

Alternatively you can call 07808 717468. You must register by Monday, October 15.