Tenner is our National Enterprise Challenge, helping students to develop an enterprising mindset and prepare for the world of work.
Students are pledged £10 from the Tenner Bank and use this start-up capital to get their enterprise off the ground. They have one month to set up their business – coming up with an idea of a product to service they can sell. During the challenge, students are encouraged to think ethically and sustainably and have the opportunity to make a positive contribution to society.
In 2017/18 a record number of 27,179 11 to 19 year olds took part in the challenge.
Tenner Challenge is a free to schools, four week UK-wide initiative that provides young people with the opportunity to set up and run their own enterprise. As a national independent charity, we rely on raising funds to deliver all of our programmes. If you are interested in supporting Tenner, please get in touch with Anita O’hara
Learning outcomes from Tenner Challenge
90% of teachers agreed that Tenner Challenge contributes to the school’s careers programme
“The standard academic curriculum can be restrictive in allowing these entrepreneurial skills to flourish,
as students focus on what is needed to answer exam questions etc. The Tenner Challenge has given them an outlet to let their skills develop.” – Teacher
“A great chance to experience what it’s like to run a business and gives a great challenge to manage time, money, resources and orders” – Student