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Learn, create, grow

Encouraging children to embrace their entrepreneurial skills, and making them happier about money, will help them succeed later in life.

Make £5 Grow does just that. It's a fun, engaging project for primary school pupils designed to help kids draw out their enterprising skills, along with equipping them with important financial knowledge.

We've helped give over 185,000 pupils, across 2,000 schools, the experience of starting and growing a small business.

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The benefits for pupils

Make £5 Grow builds pupils' business knowledge and skills, giving them an insight into how business works, while supporting key areas of the national curriculum, specifically Maths, English and PSHE.

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How it works

We provide lesson plans, fun activities and resources to support your pupils and an optional £5 loan per pupil if required. *

  • Work with your pupils to create a business plan and map out the budget required to bring their creation to life, much like any real life entrepreneur would.
  • Request a £5 loan from us to help them source any materials required to create a real product or service they can sell to make profit. **

There’s lots of flexibility in how you choose to run the programme. It’s all about the taking part and letting pupils learn skills that can be used later in life.

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* £5 loan available to schools and organisations taking part only.
** The original loan needs to be repaid as per the agreed T&Cs.

Register for Make £5 Grow

We want to invite all teachers and home schoolers to take part in Make £5 Grow.

Let's ignite that creative spark in kids and build the next generation of budding entrepreneurs.

We’ve got tons of great resources to help Make £5 Grow be a success in your school. You'll get access to these once you've signed up and been accepted.

Get started with your Make 5 Grow application

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Success stories

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St Augustine's Primary School

The programme is a great opportunity for the children. They thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, particularly taking ownership of their projects.

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Giffnock Primary School

Overall we had a wonderful learning experience with Make £5 Grow and we will take many of these experiences into our continued learning and hopefully into the world of work.

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Farne Primary School

Make £5 Grow is a valuable experience which introduces the children to skills they will need in later life. It teaches them about teamwork, organisation, responsibility and using their initiative. They also enjoy the challenge.

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