Topic outline

  • Set up a sustainable social enterprise in your youth space

    Social enterprise is an ethical model of business that combines the best of entrepreneurship with clear and purposeful social aims.

    This workshop, led by a social entrepreneur, provides a great introduction to social enterprise and how it can benefit young people in communities across Highland.

    Two half-day sessions will be provided to youth spaces with our Facilitator to explore what a social enterprise is,  and to explore the young people's ideas and how we can make it a sustainable business with Young People at the centre driving it to success. Initial funding will be provided for your group to bring your ideas to life and to be able to present to the Dragons for further funding to rake your Enterprise to new Heights!

    In March of 2023 we will run a Dragons' Den style event at Inverness Kartway - the young people will be able to take part in a race in the morning, enjoy lunch together before pitching their idea to our Dragons in an effort to win further funding for their business! 

    • Why My Future, My Success?

    • Workshop Details:

      Date:Workshop or 2 x Half Day Sessions between February & March 2023
      Time: 90 mins or 2 x 2 hour sessions 
      Location: At your Youth Group/Club or Hub 
      Facilitator: TBC
      Meeting Details:
      Sessions can be delivered within your Youth Group, club or hub 

      Who is it for?

      This will be open to young people who are part of Youth Groups/Hubs and Clubs across Highland, and who are keen to develop an understanding of social enterprise. 

      Thanks to the Highland Council's support, we can deliver these workshops at no cost. 

      Start-up funding will also be available to youth groups after completing the workshop or the programme.  

      • The Dragons' Den

        After attending these workshops you are welcome to register your Youth Hub into the Dragons' Den Highland 2023.

        Date:Friday 24th March 2023 
        Time:11 am - 3 pm 
        Location:Inverness Kartway/ The Fairways Golf Centre

        After taking part in either the 90-minute workshop or the 2 x 2 half-day sessions, young people from your youth space can sign up to join the Dragons' Den event.  They will pitch their business idea to our panel of Dragons for the chance to gain funding to start up or further develop their social enterprise idea. By taking part, young people will develop key employability skills whilst aspiring to affect ongoing social change in their communities and beyond. 

        For more information and to register for the Dragons' Den, click here.


      • To sign up for the programme and event, or for more information. Please contact:

        Contact: Jen Lindsay, Project Manager, Highland