About Empowering Enterprise

Empowering Enterprise was funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund. Petroc’s partnership used the funding to deliver a unique project for 18 to 24 year olds facing the biggest barriers to getting into work, education or training. Empowering Enterprise worked with over 1000 of the most socially-excluded young people in Devon to equip them with skills for life and work giving them the confidence to find a path to a brighter future. 

Partnership Led by Petroc, a Further Education College in Devon, Empowering Enterprise was delivered by a partnership of organisations with a wide range of expertise and experience in working with young people across the South West. By working closely together and sharing best practice the partnership achieved a joined-up approach that worked as much for the participant as for the partners and the communities involved. The aim was to create a more sustainable and resilient community for our young people. Find out more about our partners here.

Programme Empowering Enterprise worked across Devon including Plymouth and Torbay. The project delivery was hugely flexible with no fixed time frame within which to support participants. The delivery of the project started with one to one support for the young person to identify what they needed to achieve and how to do so. Many participants then progressed into some small group sessions if suitable

Planet Empowering Enterprise was committed to sustainability, doing as much as possible to: monitor our carbon footprint; encourage greener methods of travel; and look for ways of making Devon’s communities more sustainable.

People Empowering Enterprise also worked hard to challenge issues related to gender equality and equal opportunities to champion the diversity that exists in our local area.