Manchester Youth Market Programme

The Manchester Youth Market programme is one of We Love Manchester charity’s flagship projects.  It will help young, budding entrepreneurs to make the transition from developing a business idea to taking it to the public to test trade.

Working with key partners such as the Princes Trust, Innospace, the Business Growth Hub, the Manchester Enterprise Centre, vInspired and The Manchester College, the programme will ensure young people have access to a wide range of training to prepare them for trading.  We have test trading opportunities in a high street retail space, markets across the city, secured incubation spaces and in May we’ll be launching our own pop up market where we will showcase the best of our local entrepreneurial talent!

The Manchester Youth Market programme is open to Manchester residents aged 16-30 who either have a business idea or are in the early stages of setting up their business and would like help to take it to the next level.  They may also be able to apply for a small grant to get them going.

To make this happen, We Love Manchester launched a crowd funding campaign which raised the £55,353 needed to deliver the project for the first year.

Applications are now open and can be access through our website

Applicants will be required to complete a short online application form and submit a 2 minute video pitch – on the website you’ll find a short video on how to make one really easily!

If you work with young people or know people who do please let them know about this exciting new opportunity and you can also follow us on Twitter @McrYouthMarket

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