The Prince's Trust

The Prince's Trust has recently been awarded funding to help young people in Wealden and Lewes districts think about setting up their own business - particularly in rural areas.

Local funding to start your own business!

If you've got an idea for a business, but can't raise all the cash you need from anywhere else, the Prince's Trust have recently been awarded funding in East Sussex to help you out. We particularly want to help if you're not working much at the moment. If you are aged 18-30, you could get a low interest loan, possibly a grant, and ongoing help and support from a volunteer business mentor. The Prince's Trust can help you set your own goals and be your own boss.

If you're 18-30 and want to turn your dream into reality, but don't know where to begin, please contact:

Alan Burrows, area manager for East Sussex, on 01273 723 399 or e-mail

Find out more about the Prince's Trust on their website or call free on 0800 842 842.

Wealden Youth Action runs out of Beacon Youth Centre, which in turn is based in Beacon Community College in Crowborough. From here we visit projects and placements throughout most of Wealden. The volunteering being done by Millennium Volunteers in this area is extremely varied. Some people are working with the disabled. Disabled people in turn are working in other projects. Conservation work and protecting our heritage are popular choices, as is volunteering with animals. Art projects, film clubs, peer listening, volunteering abroad, hospital assistance, sports teams, working with children, are just some examples of the excellent work being done. Think you would like to have a go? No one is excluded from this scheme. As long as you are between 16 and 24 years old then you qualify. Why dont you contact Pete Relf for a chat on 01892 611840 or e-mail him? He will be delighted to hear from you.

Action 1066 manages the Millennium Volunteers within Hastings, Bexhill on Sea and the Rother district. The volunteers come from a wide cross section of the community, representing some 18 different English and ethnic groups. The volunteers are placed in over 50 different placements from working in youth clubs, charities shops,helping at local radio stations, counselling and many more If you would like to know more about becoming a Millennium Volunteer please dont hesitate to contact Barrie on 01424 456153 or by e-mail.

More details of the project across East Sussex can be found on their website

Awards and certificates are given for the time and effort volunteers invest into Millennium Volunteers. Young people can decide what they want to do in their own locality, building on their interests and connecting with issues they really care about like the environment, the lack of after-school activities or anti-bullying. The choice is endless. Thats why the Millennium Volunteers strapline is: