eBay UK’s 2018 Give Day in October kicked off a new 12-month partnership between eBay and The Prince’s Trust. For every item purchased on the platform on October 9, eBay UK donated 5p (about 5 cents), and multiple items netted a 10p (about 10 cents) automatic donation. The community raised enough in 24 hours to fund nearly 2,000 hours of expert mentoring through The Prince’s Trust’s Enterprise program.
Since 1983, The Prince’s Trust has helped more than 85,000 young people into business. Its Enterprise program teaches business basics to potential entrepreneurs, as well as helping them write a business plan, test their idea, and gain access to funding.
To help grow the existing businesses The Prince’s Trust supports through its Tomorrow’s Store, eBay for Charity also onboarded select businesses to eBay.co.uk. And we teamed up with some of The Prince’s Trust’s celebrity Ambassadors, including Phillip Schofield and Emma Willis, to auction exclusive meet-and-greet celebrity events and experiences, with 100% of proceeds going to The Trust’s Enterprise program.
“The next generation are the future of our economy, and with over 200,000 small businesses already trading on eBay⎯we want to grow this number by focusing on empowering 18-30 year olds in need of help and support, to start and run businesses in the way they want to,” said Rob Hattrell, Vice President of eBay.