Norfolk’s Student Start-Up Program (SSUP) is back for another year.
The program sees young people from grade 6 to 12 make a pitch to the county to start up a summer business, and if approved they get $200 to go towards their idea.
If they fill out a year-end report on the business, they can earn an additional $100.
Economic Development Analyst Jerry Sucharyna says last year they helped 107 students start up a business, but there were 188 applications handed in.
He is hopeful more students get funding this year.
Of course, there is more than just student interest; they need local support to help provide the funding with $300 covering one student’s full cost for the program.
For more information visit http://www.norfolkbusiness.ca/incentives-supports/ssup-norfolk/