About Empowering Enterprise

Empowering Enterprise is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund. Petroc’s partnership uses the funding to deliver a unique project for 18 to 24 year olds who face the biggest barriers to getting into work, education or training. Empowering Enterprise will work with over 600 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 is 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 we are creating a joined-up approach that works as much for the participant as for our partners and the communities involved. We hope then to create a more sustainable and resilient community for our young people. Find out more about our partners here.

Programme Empowering Enterprise works across Devon including Plymouth and Torbay. Young people can live outside Devon and still be supported as long as the project activity is taking place within Devon. The project delivery is hugely flexible as we do not have a fixed time frame within which we can support participants. The delivery of the project starts with one to one support for the young person to identify what they need to achieve and how they will do this, participants can then progress into some small group sessions if suitable.

Planet Empowering Enterprise is committed to sustainability so we are doing as much as we can 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 works hard to challenge issues related to gender equality and equal opportunities to champion the diversity that exists in our local area.