Project information

Mowgli Foundation UK Pilot

Entrepreneurs will have a significant impact on the UK economic recovery. However, these entrepreneurs are vulnerable and need greater support. Mowgli matches entrepreneurs with experienced business leaders to provide them with mentoring. This is a pilot project for Mowgli in the UK.

September 2010 - September 2010

Charity information: The Mowgli Foundation

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  • Need

    Need

    It is widely recognised that entrepreneurs will have a significant impact on the UK and Global economic recovery. However, these entrepreneurs are vulnerable and need greater support.

    Solution

    We match entrepreneurs with experienced business leaders to provide them with support and guidance. Mowgli are currently operating programmes in the developing world but recognise that aspiring UK based entrepreneurs also need mentoring, and are therefore planning a UK pilot programme for September 2010.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide mentoring to entrepreneurs and support them in building successful & sustainable business

    Activities

    » We will recruit mentors who have 'walked the same path' and are able to call upon their experiences to provide their mentees with the right guidance
    » We will a year long mentoring experience commencing with a 4-day introduction to mentoring programme inc matching of mentors & mentees

    Success will be... supporting and developing 9 entrepreneurs for a year, helping them create employment opportunities in their communities


  • Impact

    Impact

    Our objective is to promote economic growth and stability. We will put benchmarking in place to measure the direct impact our mentoring has on our mentees and therefore the impact on the economy.

    Risk

    1) Quality & commitment of mentors - we will mitigate this risk by undertaking recruitment of mentors against key criteria and strict guidelines
    2) Quality & commitment of mentees - we will mitigate this risk by undertaking recruitment of mentees against key criteria and strict guidelines
    3) Project funding does not materialise - we will mitigate this risk by utilising various sources for funding including The Big Give, Corporate Sponsorship, Corporate Mentors, Events and partner sponsorship.

    Reporting

    Donors can subscribe to our monthly newsletter and review our website and other social media (facebook, twitter, Mowgli Blog etc) or updates. Our annual report is also published.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,807

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,000 Recruitment Recruitment of mentors and mentees
      £3,807 Mentoring Workshops Venue, equipment hire, etc to run mentoring workshops to start the year long mentoring relationships
      £3,000 Facilitator Workshop facilitator - 5 days of their time
  • Background

    Location

    The UK pilot project will be held in the Greater Manchester area, covering entrepreneurs in the North West. We will be hosting the mentoring workshops at Trafford Halls near Chester.

    Beneficiaries

    The entrepreneurs who act as mentees, their families, employees and ultimately their local community.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Mowgli Foundation have been focussed on the developing world until now and have run 8 programmes in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. We are currently supporting 47 entrepreneurs. We have been running our mentoring experience for 18 months and are well equiped to run programmes in the UK.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Simon Edwards

    Simon is the CEO of Mowgli, he also acts as Lead Facilitator for our Mentoring workshops. Simon has pioneered the use of mentoring.

    Alicja Turner

    Alicja Turner is the Operations Manager at Mowgli. Alicja organises all of the logistics and communications for the project.

    Amanda Edwards

    Amanda is Corporate & Fundraising Manager and will be seeking funding for the project.

    Tony Bury

    Tony Bury is Founder of Mowgli and will also be seeking funding for the project. Tony is an unpaid volunteer.