The Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge was set up in 2009 by the Centre for Voluntary Service in St Albans. It links year 12 students with local business people and local charities. Teams are given £100 to set-up a business and make a profit of £1000 or more, for their charity. To date teams have raised over £133,000 providing funding and links with 57 St Albans and Harpenden based charities.
The Award Evening 2016 was held on 21 March at the University of Hertfordshire.
More about the Challenge here
Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge Awards 2016
See the latest news release here (PDF)
ActOne ArtsBase £3,379.32 * Alex Curtis Memorial Trust £1,418.92 *Age UK Herts £1,820 * Armoral Hill Day Centre £3,893.50 * Camphill Trust £577.50 * Centre 33 £5,328 * Citizens Advice Bureau £3,012.06 * Community Development Agency for Hertfordshire £749.93 * Community Meeting Point Harpenden £1,354.38 * Crohn’s and Colitis UK £3,306.82 * CVS Volunteer Centre £4,997.57 * Carers in Herts £2,650 * Daylight Club £1,924 * Dream Foundation £1,244 * Groundwork Hertfordshire £617.00 * Harpenden Child Contact Centre £7,560.20 * Harpenden Mencap £864.15 * Harpenden Spotlight on Africa £6,235 * Hertfordshire Chorus £350.00 * Hertfordshire Society for the Blind £5,344 * Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust £893.13 * Herts Young Homeless £860.00 * Home-Start St Albans £7,876 * Home-start Welwyn & Hatfield £527.57 * Hospice of St Francis £628.00 * Ian Rennie Grove House Hospice Care £3,446.76 * Kaleidoscope £315.87 * Mediation Hertfordshire £883.00 * Mind in Mid Herts £730 * Open Door £500.00 * Passport to Leisure £623.09 * Radio Verulam £4,207.21 * Reachout Plus £304.08 * Resolve £1,600.00 *Royal National Institute for the Blind £5,325 * Special Olympics £2,292.5 * St Albans & Harpenden Friendship Scheme £260.00 * St Albans Assoc. For the Disabled £1,976.41 * St Albans District Talking Newspaper £1,041 * St Albans & Harpenden Police Cadets * St Albans Bereavement Network £567.00 * St Albans City Youth £6,171.01 * St Albans Counselling Centre £1,024.57 * St Albans Macular Group £391.10 * St Albans Wood Recycling £981 * The Abbeyfield Society £5,740.95 * The Base (London Colney Youth Project) £1,019.40 * The Crescent Support Groups £790 * The Harpenden Trust £5,015 * The Princes Trust m£4,173.02 * The Red Rubber Ball Foundation £1,108.89 * Wendy Gough Cancer Awareness Foundation m£3,884.56 * West Herts Multiple Sclerosis Society £980.00 * Wombtwin.com Ltd £789.77 * Youth Talk £7,617
Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge Film 2014
Latest News 2016 (PDF Documents)
Support Information and Forms for Teams (Word Documents)
Examples of final reports (PDF Documents)