As part of our work with Lambeth Council, we have pledged to help young people through our ‘Community Development Foundation’. Our young entrepreneurs scheme, now in its fourth year, gives young people in Lambeth the opportunity to try different aspects of running a business – from advertising and design to social media and finance – as well as discover programmes of support available to them.
Your Big Idea
We hold an annual event open to all Lambeth residents aged 17-27 with a business idea they’d like to explore. The event is run by Capita in collaboration with Lambeth Council and supported by The Prince’s Trust and Hatch-Incubator. Whether they make it through to pitch for start-up funding on the day or not, everyone who submits an application is welcome to the event.
On the day, attendees have the opportunity to connect with local people, including successful start-ups, who can provide invaluable advice and guidance; see how business mentors can provide them with help; win start-up funding of up to £500 to develop their idea; and explore how to start and run their own business.