Mosaic is an initiative of Business in the Community (BITC), part of the family of charities overseen by The Prince’s Charities, the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the United Kingdom. The Prince of Wales’ Charities have given business support to almost 400,000 people and created 125,000 entrepreneurs, according to figures released on 9 September 2013.
Of those almost 400,000 people supported, around 14,000 individuals have been given mentoring or training in enterprise through BITC initiatives. Many were from the communities of greatest need, including thousands of young people mentored through Mosaic’s programmes.
Mosaic’s National Director, Jonathan Freeman commented: “We’re so proud of the work that we do with young people, and these research findings demonstrate the real impact that The Prince’s Charities, of which Mosaic is a part, has on the communities they serve.”
Supporting enterprise has been a central focus of The Prince’s Charities for over three decades. To celebrate this work of his Charities in creating and supporting enterprise, the Prince of Wales will be meeting a range of entrepreneurs who have been helped by The Prince’s Charities.
To mark the week, new research showing the estimated impact of the Prince’s Charities in helping people get started in their own businesses has also been released. This research also shows that:
- The Prince’s Charities have together provided support to 395,000 people
- BITC support has also led to the creation of 579 businesses, including six social enterprises, with 179 jobs created as a direct result.
- 80,000 young people have been helped to start-up in business in the UK since 1983 by The Prince’s Trust.
- 21,000 businesses across 37 countries have been established with help from The Prince’s Youth Business International.
Read the full story on the BITC website
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