Refugees in the UK receive entrepreneurship support as part of pilot scheme

City A.M covers the success of the pilot scheme for entrepreneurial refugees

The Home Office, alongside The National Lottery Community Fund, has offered business startup training to 112 refugees in a year-long pilot entrepreneurship-support programme confirmed today.

The programme, overseen by the Centre for Entrepreneurs, has funded four local business support organisations which trained up the refugees.

The success of the pilot has helped three of the four business bodies to bag £1.7m to expand the programme beyond its pilot locations – with plans to support another 585 refugees over the next 18 months.

The entrepreneurial pilot will help refugees support themselves, and forms part of the employment element of the £14m refugee transitions outcome fund (RTOF) announced in March 2021.

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