Ideas cafe virtually on doorstep for rural youth

Published: Wednesday 29 July 2020

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The first Ideas Café to provide an interactive approach to help young people finance a business venture gets underway this week.

This virtual opportunity will allow participants to hear from speakers who have already successfully set up their own businesses, including Owen from Owen's Angus Jams and Brenda from Crowdfunder talking about different ways to get funding for your ideas.

And as well as taking place online to combat the restrictions imposed by Covid-19, there will also be time for the audience to ask a range of questions including how to cope with the difficulties of getting started in the ever-changing environment we are all living under during the coronavirus outbreak. 

Kenny Lean, programme manager for the Lanarkshire LEADER Programme, which is managed by the council, said: “We’re pleased to be supporting this innovative project providing important opportunities for young people across Lanarkshire.

“This is an exciting opportunity for everyone with big ideas but need some support to put their creativity into action, especially under these very difficult times where any innovation faces a variety of new and challenging obstacles to achieving success.”

So why not come along with a cuppa and some cake for the first Ideas Café on Friday 31 July from 2.30pm - 3.30pm.

Please register to join in the chat at the café.

The Rural Youth Project is supported by five LEADER Action Groups (LAGs) – Angus, Lanarkshire, Outer Hebrides, Rural Perth and Kinross and the Scottish Borders, who are supporting this cooperation project in the next phase of a longer-term programme to reach out to all areas of Scotland and enable all young people to participate and become the next generation of rural leaders.