Business support

Supporting enterprise for young people

Enterprise in Schools Grant

The Enterprise in Schools Grant (EiSG) programme ran in 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. This competitive scheme was designed to help Devon’s schools create or expand opportunities for enterprise education and the formation of strong links with businesses. The grant was awarded to innovative proposals that could demonstrate benefits for both pupils and staff, and collaborative multi-school bids, as well as single school applications, were welcome.

The evaluation reports produced at the end of the programme are available below:

Enterprise Adviser Service

The Enterprise Adviser Network is designed to encourage links between schools and business. The aim is to encourage business leaders to work together with schools to support and motivate young people in making choices about their future career.

The project, which is delivered by CSW Group, will provide better information to schools about skills needs, so that existing career-focused activities can be enhanced and developed.

Initially the project supported 36 schools across the Heart of the South West area. The schools are selected according to a number of criteria, including exam results, the number of pupils receiving free school meals and the numbers of school leavers not in education, employment or training (NEETS). This year will see 64 schools in the Heart of the South West area benefiting from the programme.

Links

Details of enterprise education services and advice can be found using the links below. This is not an exhaustive list and is provided for information purposes only: