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LDC extends partnership with The Prince’s Trust

Mid-market private equity firm LDC has more than doubled its commitment to The Prince’s Trust to help young people across the UK to create the leading businesses of the future.

A new five-year expanded nationwide partnership with The Prince’s Trust will help up to 10,000 additional young people to start, sustain and grow their own business through an extension of the Enterprise programme. The partnership currently makes LDC the leading corporate supporter of young entrepreneurs at The Prince’s Trust.
LDC first partnered with The Prince’s Trust in 2019 to support its Enterprise programme, which equips young people with the confidence, skills and funding to launch their own businesses. The Backing Youth Ambition partnership has so far helped more than 1,600 young people to start their own business and has contributed towards a more diverse group of future business leaders; a quarter of the young entrepreneurs identify as non-white and more than half identify as female.
In addition to the financial contribution made by LDC over the last three years, LDC employees have provided practical support for young people across the UK by volunteering, including the development and delivery of specialist investment workshop which gave young entrepreneurs a crash course in the variety of options that are available to fund business growth.
LDC employees also raised additional funds individually by participating in the charity’s ‘Future Steps’ and ‘Brilliant Breakfast’ initiatives. To celebrate some of the inspiring entrepreneurs supported by the Enterprise programme, LDC hosted a marketplace at a recent company-wide meeting. The marketplace invited six young entrepreneurs to set up market stalls on the day to sell products and tell their story.

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