A FREE course showing young people how to run a successful community entrepreneurship is coming to Taunton this month.

Edventure:Taunton is accepting applications from 18 to 35-year-olds to "start things up; gain transferable skills and experience; build connections; get support to realise their ideas; and gain the sense and confidence it is possible to create a kinder, fairer, greener world"

The aim of the start-up course is to enable students to progress towards a livelihood that matters, contributing to a strong, resilient community and growing enterprises and initiatives as part of a sustainable economy that works for everyone.

Edventure has successfully worked in Frome for 10 years and hopes to share some of that magic in Taunton.

It involves a practical, part-time course in community entrepreneurship.

Programme lead Doug said: "It’s learning by doing with the satisfaction of knowing that a real thing will be created by the end of the course.’’

"Start-Up is a unique opportunity for young people to learn how to turn their ideas into a reality whilst gaining a greater understanding of what matters to them personally."

The 10 students chosen on the 11-week challenge will be provided with the tools, connections and support needed to go out into the community, meet key stakeholders and spend 11 busy, exciting weeks bringing their start-up to life.

The Edventure team will be on hand to offer mentoring and assist with branding, marketing and other practical tasks, enabling them to make plans for the future of their enterprise and themselves.

Previous students have gone on to work for their business, essentially creating jobs for themselves, while others go on to work within the charity sector or set up their own social enterprises.

Edventure will be there to support you in your next steps.

Louise, who completed a previous course, said: "I feel more confident in myself, more empowered, and even more myself than I have in a long time."

Alongside creating a real, positive social impact, a large part of the course is focused on personal development, with a unique way of learning, exploring skills that you’ll put into practice including project management, ideas development, conflict resolution and collaboration tools.

Tugba said: "I would say do it. It will have so much impact on your personal and professional life, don’t hesitate."

If you’re ready for a new, exciting challenge, apply ASAP as places are allocated on a rolling basis.

You’ll be invited for an informal chat where you can find out more about what you’ll be working on and how the course starting on April 25 is structured.

Apply online HERE or call 07726 909845 or email hello@edventuretaunton.org for more information.