The John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank is for young people who live in Hull, East Riding and the towns of Malton, Norton on Derwent, Pickering in Ryedale and the town of Scarborough, aged up to and including 21 years old. It offers grants of up to £1,000 for individuals or groups of young people who need finance to help make their idea happen. (More funding will be considered in exceptional circumstances). The idea should benefit other people or help the applicant develop an enterprising idea.

The Youth Enterprise Bank (YEB) is not just about giving financial support we also offer practical help with developing your business idea.

The Youth Enterprise Bank is managed by a group of trustees, chaired by Jo Watson-Davis and linked to the Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership.

To-date over 450 young people from Hull have benefited from this source of funding, buying items such as: Computers, Business Stationery, Websites, Photography Equipment, Bicycle Repair Equipment, Chocolate Making Equipment, Dance costumes for local bands, Hairdressing equipment for mobile hairdressers and many more…

In 2015 the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank won Enterprising Britain and was a runner up in the European Enterprise Promotion Awards

Why not apply today? We’re here to help with every step; we’ve provided all the important documents for download.

If you’d like to speak to an advisor regarding your idea or your application please contact:

Youth Enterprise Bank Enquiries Call: (01482) 613 489


Business Advisor Appointments or Enquiries Call: (01482) 613 489

Visit us at:

Hull City Council
Guildhall (Room 14)
Alfred Gelder Street