This brand new project will work with young people aged between 16 and 30.

Get involved - a fantastic opportunity

Through our free weekly programme taking place at Pilton Youth and Children’s Centre in Pilton, Edinburgh you will:

  • Learn skills that will enhance your CV including marketing, finance and presenting.
  • Set up your own “co-operative” taking action to tackle any problems you collectively identify in your local community
  • Work with a mentor from a local co-operative who will help you with your business idea.
  • Boost your confidence through the fun, interactive session.
  • Achieve an ASDAN Award in enterprise.

Join us and make your business dreams come true. The next sessions start on the 1st and 8th of July and run until August 12th, with further groups running throughout the rest of the year.

Weekly sessions will always be held at Pilton Youth and Children’s Project (PYCP) Centre, The Greenhouse, 33 West Pilton Brae, Edinburgh, EH4 4BH.

Recruitment is now open for the next cohort of young people to take part, starting on the 1st July! register your interest via the button below.

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Background to the project

With local unemployment rates in Pilton at 8.4% compared with the rest of Edinburgh at 3.9%, the young people involved in this unique community project are amongst the 5% most deprived in Scotland.

We will work with two groups of fifteen young people, empowering them to set up and run their own co-operative business. They will learn about the history of the co-operative movement and how it has transformed the lives of millions of people across the world and gain a greater understanding of marketing, finance and develop employability skills including customer service and sales. They will also gain the support of a mentor to help them during the project.

Our partners

Pilton Youth Children

We've partnered with Pilton Youth & Children's Centre. Read all about them via the button below.

Pilton Youth & Children’s Centre

This project has been made possible thanks to the RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund.

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