A global programme from the
The new programme is offering aspiring female food and drink entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to set up their own business as part of a six-week intensive course where they will take classes in catering and business.
The initiative is being run at a custom-built facility within the current Showcase the Street complex which has been transformed into The Coke Café. The investment from
Jennifer Grubb, who dreams of setting up her own online business, was one of the women to take part in the pilot. She joined the project to meet like-minded women and gain the confidence needed to become a business owner: “I have always dreamed of launching an online community where people can share healthy, family focused recipes and resources and was excited to hear the programme had started on my doorstep. I have learned so much during the six weeks and I can’t wait to get started!”
Charlotte Oades, Global Director of Women's Economic Empowerment at The
Local charity, Showcase the Street, has benefitted from the investment and charity leader Fergus Storrier said: “Showcase the Street is extremely grateful and excited to be part of the 5by20 programme. Our work is targeted at making the lives of people in our community better.
“The legacy from the investment in Dundee will be long-term as the coffee shop will eventually allow the project to become self-sustaining and, in turn, will continue to support local women to achieve positive results in the future.”
The next course will get under way in mid-October with further course dates to be announced. To be eligible to apply to take part in the programme women must be currently living in Dundee.
To find out more about the scheme or register interest please visit: facebook.com/5by20Dundee or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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About Showcase the Street:
Showcase the Street was formed in 2003 to provide inclusive and accessible access to the arts for all young people but especially those from areas of deprivation and rural isolation. Since its inception it had grown to work across numerous local authority areas providing dance and now sport provision to local communities as well as specialist projects which engage with a wide section of the public from those at risk of exclusion from schools to families in need of support. Full details of the project can be found on their website at www.showcasethestreet.co.uk
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