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£100,000 boost for enterprise learning in schools

Geoff Leask: ‘a tremendous endorsement’ (pic: Terry Murden)

Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) has received a £100,000 grant to help establish its programmes in all Scotland’s primary and secondary schools and support youngsters through the disruption caused by COVID-19.

The grant from Barclays £100m Community Aid Package will immediately enable YES to expand its enterprise programmes into 30 secondary and 150 primary schools within areas of highest deprivation, reaching over 2,500 young people.

It will secure three new roles within the charity and support YES’s five-year commitment to embed entrepreneurial skills teaching into mainstream education.

Geoff Leask, chief executive for Young Enterprise Scotland, said: “This is a tremendous endorsement of the power and the need for enterprise learning in our schools and we are very grateful to Barclays for the vision they have showed through this grant.”

The Barclays £100m Community Aid Package was set up in April to support charities that are helping people and communities most impacted by COVID-19.

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