The Tenner Challenge

Tenner is Young Enterprise’s national challenge for 11-19 year olds.

And it’s completely FREE!

Tenner Challenge, helps young people develop key skills including creativity, positivity, resilience and problem solving, using real money to take calculated risks in business. Students have 1 month to set up a business – coming up with an idea of a product or service they can sell and experience what it’s like to be an entrepreneur.

How it works

  1. Here’s a Tenner! Each young person is registered £10 from the Tenner Bank
  2. Get started. Participants use this start-up capital to get their business off the ground, working alone or in a group
  3. Keep in going. Young people have four weeks to make as much profit as they can from their Tenner while also aiming to create a social impact
  4. Keep the profit. Participants are in full control of any profit they make and decide what to spend this on
  5. Payback for the future. At the end of Tenner participants enter the National Challenge and pay back their £10 pledge plus a £1 legacy donation

Why should I take part?

Tenner helps you to offer a broad and balanced curriculum that prepares students for life in the UK by promoting employability skills, allowing students to become active citizens, supporting PSHE and providing practical opportunities to explore financial mathematics.
View further information on how this programme supports good career guidance, employability and enterprise education.

Ready to sign up?

Registrations will open around the end of November 2016 with the Challenge taking place in February – March 2017. Find out more about Tenner on the Tenner Challenge website:


Tenner is supported by BGF (Business Growth Fund) who will be supporting Tenner for the next three years. Find out more here.

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