Business Support: CHOMP

Do you want to learn to be an entrepreneur and run your own business?

CHOMP is an exciting new, free programme to support young people set-up, run and manage a business.

Calling all budding entrepreneurs who:

  • are 24 years or under
  • live in Somerset
  • commit to the programme

This programme is aimed primarily at young people who are currently not in full time education, employment or training to provide them with knowledge, skills and experience to enable them to move on to a more positive future.

How does the programme work?

The programme provides a combination of business training and hands-on experience of setting-up and working within a business. The overall objective is for the young entrepreneurs to launch the business independently. We offer:

  • Support setting-up & running a business
  • Initial business ideas & resources
  • Business start-up training
  • Personality profiling
  • Access to business mentors and business advisors
  • Support with business plan development & launch

What you need to know

Where will it take place?

The programme will operate out of several hubs within Somerset please contact us for location details. 

How long will the programme take?

The programme is designed to be flexible as everyone learns in different ways and at different paces. Provided you are committed to the programme it can take as long as it takes up to a maximum of 6 months.

How do I apply for a place on this programme?

You can apply directly to this program by completing the form below or via your local job centre or youth organisation.


SBA is focused on inspiring and skilling people to achieve their career and self-employment potential.  65% of children entering primary schools will end up working in a job type that does not exist yet. Developing young people with entrepreneurial skills with the opportunity to build a business will provide essential skills to set them up for the future as well as provide opportunities to unlock local income generation and employment.

Would you like to support CHOMP?

We are committed to help as many young people as possible and would like to hear from individuals and organisations that would like to support this important initiative. We welcome all types of support including funding, provision of expertise and time, as well as resources such as space and equipment. To discuss how you can help please contact

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