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Dream Bigger

Challenging young
women to
dream bigger

What is Dream Bigger?

Dream Bigger is a fully funded programme focused on developing transferrable entrepreneurial skills in 16-18 year old females across the UK. Our aim is to drive confidence in preparation for the future world of work and impact the percentage of women who intend to start a business.

As an organisation, the Royal Bank of Scotland champions potential and helps people, families and businesses to thrive - and as the UK's biggest bank for business - we understand the skills required for the future world of work.

Why Dream Bigger?

Designed to activate the recommendations of the Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship, our mission is to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs by embedding entrepreneurial education in the curriculum across the UK.

By engaging with Dream Bigger, students will:

  • Broaden career horizons and develop awareness of entrepreneurship as a possible future career
  • Develop future skills and capabilities in young women, leading to increased confidence and resilience
  • Bridge the gap between education and the workplace, preparing young women for the future world of work
  • Develop awareness, understanding and self-reflection of themselves and others

In addition to the above, we will support schools to evidence specific educational and career benchmarks, such as the Career Education Standard.

"Introducing entrepreneurship in schools increases awareness among young women and men, increasing their confidence to one day start a business."

Alison Rose, CEO of NatWest Group

What do we cover?

Our content is designed to support a range of abilities and learning styles, all taught by our expert delivery team who have a wealth of experience working with entrepreneurs. Each session is supported through a variety of learning materials and follow up support for both teachers and students.

Igniting entrepreneurial purpose

Digital sessions for 16+ females

A series of digital sessions delivered by a member of the Dream Bigger team, aimed at inspiring students at the start of their entrepreneurial journey.

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship: Every Tuesday at 11:00
  • Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset: Every Wednesday at 11:00
  • Defining Entrepreneurial Purpose: Every Thursday at 11:00

Developing entrepreneurial skill

Live sessions for 16+ females.

**CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19**

High impact live sessions hosted in one of our 12 Accelerator Hubs across the UK, giving students a deeper dive into the key entrepreneurial skills required for the future world of work.

  • Full or half day events delivered by one of our expert delivery managers
  • Practical and interactive sessions designed to give students the freedom to express themselves and develop as individuals

FAQs

Our impact to date

Students supported since September 2019

+2,000

Schools actively engaged in the programme

+300

Mindset change following support

+220%

Showed an interest in starting their own business

+230%

Our ask of you

Register your students to take part in the programme and speak to our team about becoming a recognised Royal Bank of Scotland Entrepreneurship School.

Additional services that could support you

Back her business

Our aim is to support more women in business and support women who want to get started. We've teamed up with Crowdfunder to help get you started. 

Entrepreneur Accelerator

A tailored and funded programme, giving entrepreneurs the chance to apply for free access to accelerator hubs across the UK where we will support you to develop your business. 

MoneySense

Learn more about MoneySense, a free financial education programme for 5-18 year olds. Including workshops and resources for teachers, students and parents.