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Sleaford Teenage Market

Funded on Spacehive 1 April 2015

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Sleaford Teenage Market

Sleaford Teenage Market

Sleaford Town Team By Sleaford Town Team

Sleaford Town Team aims to raise funds to buy the rights to run the "Teenage Market" in Sleaford. This is a proven platform to promote young entrepreneurs & performers, & boosts town centre footfall.

Sleaford Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 01 Apr 2015!

The Teenage Market provides a platform for young people to showcase their entrepreneurial ideas, try out a new a business, sell their products, and even to perform to a live audience.
It inspires young people who have never considered the idea of trading on a market, the chance to have a go.
This fusion of creative retail and live performance, creates a thriving, bustling marketplace that acts as a catalyst to attract a new generation of shoppers and visitors to the town centre.

A teenage market can create a boutique festival environment that brings the local community together through a celebration of the diversity and energy of a town’s young people.

The concept was created by (then) teenage entrepreneur Joe Barratt. It has been successful in Stockport & other UK towns. It has garnered much attention, with Mary Portas stating "The Teenage Market is unique, innovative, inspiring and game changing."

We want Sleaford's young people to benefit from this fantastic, proven platform.

What we'll deliver:

  • Purchase the rights to operate The Teenage Market in Sleaford for the forthcoming 2 years.

Why it's a great idea:

Sleaford has 3 large secondary schools. Our teenagers represent a future generation of business owners, entrepreneurs, designers, inventors and entertainers.

We have stated that "We believe that it’s critical to encourage an entrepreneurial spirit within local residents. All activities need to first and foremost add commercial value, but they must also increase social value, leading to an even greater sense of community and civic pride."

By securing rights to present the Teenage Market we will benefit from the branding, know-how, promotion & support so that delivering this opportunity will be quicker and inevitably more successful as we can learn what works from other towns involved.

We want the young people of Sleaford to appreciate the whole range of opportunities that are available to them, alongside academia, and foster a spirit of creativity and confidence in that future generation of Sleafordians.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buying the rights to operate a teenage market includes everything we need to deliver

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Location Sleaford

About the space

Market Square


How will the money be spent?Total £1,373

Rights to run Teenage Market - £1,000 (73%)
Set up overheads - £250 (18%)
Other - £123 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Rights to run Teenage Market
Set up overheads
Other Read More
  • Transaction Fees
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT

Total £1,373

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