Women on the programme

Are you ready to gain the confidence, skills, networks, knowledge and experiences needed to lead financially independent and happy lives?


You Make It is looking for amazing women aged 18-30, living in East London to apply for one of 25 sponsored places worth £5000 on our 6-month creative and holistic empowerment programme starting in April 2020.


Each sponsored place gives a woman access to:

  • 20-weeks of weekly half-day workshops that rotate across exciting London venues led by professionals from creative, cultural and entrepreneurial backgrounds.
  • 6 months of 1-1 mentoring with professionals from creative, cultural and city employers. 
  • Access to 1-1 pastoral care, literacy support and counselling.
  • Expenses paid work placements in dynamic, creative companies & charities.
  • Trading Places, a training opportunity for creatives on the programme to test their products at a famous London market.
  • Ladies’ Den, a business competition for emerging entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to an expert panel with the chance of winning investment and support.
  • External networking opportunities.
  • Graduation, a celebration and networking event where women will speak with confidence and authenticity about their journey.



  • Female aged 18-30
  • Living in East London (Hackney and Tower Hamlets)
  • Unemployed or in part-time/casual/zero hour contracts
  • Could be a graduate, school-leaver or someone with unleashed entrepreneurial spirit
  • Not currently in full-time education 
  • Available on Fridays from 10am-2pm from 17th April.
  • Know that you want to achieve something amazing with yourself!

If you would like to apply, please download our FAQs and complete the form below.

If you have any further questions feel free to contact our Programmes Manager Alysha. You can e-mail her on:  alysha@you-make-it.org or call her on 07398766704

We respond to applications within 14 days of you submitting it online. 

Application Form

Your Personal Information
You must be over 18 years old and under 30 years old.
Your Contact Information
Employment and Training
Training and Qualifications
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Do you currently attend a Job Centre?
What is your current status?
Application details
Why do you want to take part in You Make It?
I'm keen to set up my own business
I want help to find paid work
I need to find paid work in the short-term but would like to set up my own business one day
This could include something from your personal, education or previous work life.
Please provide details of someone who can provide a reference for you. This person must have known you for at least two years. This can be a professional, academic or personal relationship.
Additional Information
Please let us know if you have any questions or want to share something else with us.
How did you hear about us?


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