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Herts County Council cash helps St Elizabeth’s youngsters mean business

The funding covers the cost of training the volunteers, two staff presenters and all the materials needed by the students.

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Graham McAndrew

YOUNG Enterprise is 50% closer to raising the funding it needs to run a special business masterclass at St Elizabeth’s Centre in Perry Green.

Herts county councillor Graham McAndrew, pictured, the Conservative member for Bishop’s Stortford Rural division, has allocated £350 from his £10,000 locality budget to help with the event in which students will be entrepreneurs for a day, creating and running their own businesses.

Youngsters at St Elizabeth’s – which comprises a school for 5- to 19-year-olds, a college for 18- to 25-year-olds and a residential care home for people with epilepsy and other complex needs – will be able to collaborate with volunteers from local, mainstream secondary schools on the project, forming friendships and experiencing a joint approach and an exchange of ideas.

The funding covers the cost of training the volunteers, two staff presenters and all the materials needed by the students.

A total of £10,000 is available to each of the 77 members of Herts County Council to spend on community projects.

Locality budgets were launched in July 2009, with funding to be used for worthy social, economic or environmental causes. For information on how to apply, visit www.hertsdirect.org/localitybudgets.

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