Our funding towards the re-training programme – a vocational training programme in the construction and maritime sectors – will be completed in September. This programme will target 900 participants, and expects to provide at least 70 apprenticeships and employment positions.

Unite BVI has awarded six micro loans since the hurricanes to existing entrepreneurs in the BVI to help them get back on their feet. This means that $55K of zero interest loans have now been awarded to entrepreneurs since Irma. Keep a look out for further loan programmes soon, which may have a focus on businesses that also have environmental benefits

Read more about our entrepreneurship work here.

Unite BVI, entrepreneurship, Richard Branson

"I’m proud to introduce the KickStart BVI Small Business Loan programme. Our vision is to financially empower and support social entrepreneurs in the BVI so that they can contribute to the region’s social, cultural, environmental and economic development." - Richard Branson