Empower a Self-employed Future for Wirral Youth

by Kevin Lovelady in Wallasey, Merseyside, United Kingdom

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Mersey Youth Support Trust is opening a 2nd Business Hub to help change the lives of young and disadvantaged entrepreneurs on the Wirral

by Kevin Lovelady in Wallasey, Merseyside, United Kingdom

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.

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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 1632311852_officespace.jpg

● Give individuals the opportunity to become part of a small business community

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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.

Next Steps
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

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Thank you in anticipation for your support!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£125 or more

Supporter Wall Dedication

Your name will be included on a "Supporters Wall" in our new hub

£20 or more

Website Supporter and Link

Your name (and website link if required) will be added to a special page on our website.

£500 or more

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1 Year Office Sponsorship

Your name or business will sponsor one of our MYST offices for one year with a door plaque

£1,500 or more

Business Course Sponsorship

You or your business will be the named sponsor of one of MYST's business support courses, advertised on our website, Eventbrite etc.

£2,000 or more

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5 Year Office Sponsorship

Your name or business will sponsor one of our MYST offices for five years with a door plaque

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