Mersey Youth Support Trust (MYST) is a charity based in the Liverpool City Region which aims to change the lives of people over the age of 18 across Merseyside who face particular barriers to conventional employment by offering them the opportunity to start their own business.
Coming from a disadvantaged background can bring even more challenges when jumping on an entrepreneurial path - dealing with financial hardship, ongoing mental health battles and more with no real way out - all detrimental effects of being trapped in long term unemployment
Mersey Youth Support Trust (MYST) provides vital support, mentoring, workshops, training, and networking opportunities as well as building a community environment where creative, like-minded people empower each other during the business cycle. MYST also provides supportive guidance throughout the twists and turns of their self-employment journey in order to push our MYSTers to realise their ambitions.
Since 2012 we have helped over 225 start up businesses who have created over 480 jobs for people just like them.
We now need your help and support as we continue to proactively tackle the growing numbers of unemployed young and disadvantaged people by opening our second dedicated Business Hub by refurbishing first floor office space in Birkenhead/Wallasey.
This will enable us to:-
● Provide specialist mentoring by our team
● Educate people on the benefits of self employment by holding open days and workshops
● Support up to 28 start up businesses by providing affordable individual offices and craft workshops
● Give individuals the opportunity to become part of a small business community
The new Hub will be very similar to our Kirkdale Business Hub in North Liverpool where we have been hugely successful in supporting a diverse range of individuals to become financially independent, increase their skill set and start their own business.
Our aim is to also make the new Hub as environmentally-friendly as possible (with a partnership with Liverpool John Moore University's Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory project) as well as ensuring it responds to the digital and connectivity requirements of today's business.
We have appointed a team who are ready to begin work to get the centre ready for opening - we really hope that you are able to contribute and support us to help move the project forward and invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Round 1 (by June 2022 by current crowdfunding campaign): refurbish common areas and first phase offices; install media suite
Round 2: (by September 2022) refurbish second phase offices
Round 3: (by December 2022) refurbish third phase offices
Thank you in anticipation for your support!