New business start-up training for refugees in the UK
Business Leader examines the new refugee pilot scheme created by the CFE with help from the Home Office and National Lottery Community Fund.
A pilot to encourage refugee entrepreneur programmes across the UK has been launched with the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) with funding from the Home Office and The National Lottery Community Fund, the Immigration Minister has announced.
The one year pilot jointly funded by the Home Office and The National Lottery Community Fund, will identify established local business support organisations to deliver tailored start-up programmes that will take refugees from idea stage to business launch.
Centre for Entrepreneurs chairman Oliver Pawle said: “We are grateful for support from the Home Office and the National Lottery Community Fund in helping us realise the vision we set out in our report last year. This pilot is the first step in helping many more refugees rebuild their lives through entrepreneurship.”
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