A BORDERS organisation which equips young people with the skills needed to succeed in business is set to benefit from funding from a Peebles supermarket.

Young Enterprise Scotland’s regional volunteer teams have applied to Tesco’s Bags of Help programme – a scheme which distributes money raised from carrier bag sales to local projects.

Each of the regional groups made the shortlist – and all are now guaranteed to receive funding ranging from £1,000 to £4,000.

The funding will help Young Enterprise Scotland deliver a range of activities, including the Company Programme – an enterprise education project which helps young people experience setting up and running their own business for a year.

Young Enterprise Scotland chief executive Geoff Leask said: “Our aim is to give young people real-life experience of running their own business and equip them with the skills needed to succeed across many different industry sectors.

“Working on real-life projects in real-life business situations helps to develop skills in communication, resilience and teambuilding – qualities which will help the young people kick-start their careers.

“Our regional teams across the country equip young people with these skills across a whole range of activities, including the Company

Programme which gives S5 and S6 pupils the chance to design a product or formulate a service from scratch.

“The funding from Tesco will help us to deliver our enterprise activities, which we hope will inspire and support even more young people across Scotland.”

Tesco customers can vote for the projects at the Tesco store in Peebles. Voting will take place from Thursday, March 1, until Monday, April 30. 

For more information visit www.yes.org.uk