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WCBC1 Young Entrepreneurs Offered Financial Assistance

Young Entrepreneurs living in rural areas of Wrexham are being encouraged to start their own business with the help of a new initiative.

The Youth Engagement Project has been designed to promote business and enterprise and help young people aged 16 to 30 who have a business idea to get it off the ground.

The project involves a grant scheme to provide financial support for new businesses, as well as access to training, all of which is aimed at nurturing business potential in rural Wrexham.

Cllr Rodney Skelland, Lead Member for Regeneration and Corporate Governance has praised the scheme, he said “This project is positive news at a time when there’s much negativity about the state of the economy.”

“There are many young people with a business idea, or plan, who simply need some support to get started. That’s exactly the support this project can provide.”

Other aspects of the Youth Engagement Project include the development of a Rural Business Forum and a Young Entrepreneur Networking scheme, as well as The Apprentice style challenges for those wanting to further explore their entrepreneurial side.

Those managing the project have said that the project is open to all young people in rural Wrexham, regardless of whether or not they have considered going into business before.

The grant scheme is set to launch in September, for further information on the application process, or to register for updates, please contact Charli Dickinson, Youth Engagement Project Officer on 01978 298392.