Enterprising Eastern Perthshire Ltd (GrowBiz)
Funding round:
2017 Round 2

Enterprising Eastern Perthshire Ltd (GrowBiz)

Rural Perthshire Creative Care Enterprise Project

We are GrowBiz, a charity providing community-based enterprise support in rural Perthshire. We work with people who want to develop an idea, become self-employed, start a social enterprise or grow their business. Our services include a mentoring programme and women’s enterprise network.

We’ve received support for our Rural Perthshire Creative Care Enterprise Project, which seeks to create an entrepreneurial approach to social care in rural Perth and Kinross. The project, which has had a successful pilot, will provide training and support to women and young people and aims to create a network of microenterprises providing essential services.

We will use the funding to reach more than 300 people through events, one-to-one meetings, business creation courses and online support to raise awareness of the benefits of an enterprising approach to social care. The funding will also allow us to provide support and training to those interested in becoming a self-employed carer, or in starting a microbusiness or social enterprise.