Councillor funds Young Enterprise programme to boost business skills of Welwyn Garden City pupils

Published: 23 Feb 2017


County Councillor Malcolm Cowan has allocated £300 from his locality budget to help run Young Enterprise programmes in Our Lady’s School, Welwyn Garden City. The charity works to empower young people with their personal and business skills.

During their annual “Money Week’’ in May, students at Our Lady’s will be taking part in the new Money Matters programmes, whilst Year 6 will be setting up and running their own businesses, ending in an exciting Market Day and Awards’ ceremony.

Cllr Malcolm Cowan said: " I am always keen to help get these business-focused courses into schools so that our young people are aware of the skills and attributes needed to be a success in the world of business and gain employability focus."

The locality budget scheme has funded thousands of community projects since it was launched in 2009, supporting local good causes and making a real difference to people across Hertfordshire.

County councillors work closely with local communities to identify local issues.  For this year, each of the 77 members of Hertfordshire County Council has £5,000 to spend on worthwhile projects in their area and they welcome applications from across the local community.

For more information on how to apply for funding under the scheme visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/localitybudgets