What We Do

We’re here to support the growth of children’s enterprising mindsets!

Children’s attitudes about money are developed by the age of seven, that's why we believe all children should have the opportunity to develop enterprising mindsets and money management skills from an early age.

The Fiver Challenge is a free national enterprise programme providing children, aged 5 to 11, with first-hand experience of what it's like to be an entrepreneur, bringing subject-learning to life and supporting the development of enterprise and financial capabilities.

We want to ensure every teacher and parent feels empowered and confident to unlock the potential of young entrepreneurs, so we provide ready-to-teach resources that can be used in the classroom and at home.

Since its inception in 2014, over 300,000 young people have participated in the programme from hundreds of schools across the UK.

  • "The Fiver Challenge has been awarded 'Highly Commended' in the Free Resources category of the Teach Primary Awards 2022"

The Fiver Challenge has been a fantastic initiative - the children have worked collaboratively and organised themselves superbly. They all broke even or made lots of profit! A fantastic initiative which we will take part in again next year.

Fiver Teacher

The girls that usually are really hard to encourage to speak out and join in with class discussion, really grew in confidence and participated much more vocally than they normally do.

Fiver Teacher

We just love it. I’m a great advocate for it and I’m amazed that most schools don’t do it. It doesn’t take a great deal of effort.

Fiver Teacher
Proudly supported by Principality Building Society

We are extremely pleased to have Principality Building Society as our partner for the Fiver Challenge in England and Wales. We have been working together since 2020 and have confirmed a new three-year partnership from 2023 that will see us work collaboratively to ensure that more schools and pupils get the chance to gain valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Vicky Wales

Chief Customer Officer
Principality Building Society

We’re delighted to have teamed up with Young Enterprise to bring the Fiver Challenge to children and young people across Wales and England. We are passionate about helping young people to build their life skills, which includes supporting hard working schools with financial education and careers-based activities. Our commitment to this challenge over the next three years will mean we can continue to grow this project and partnership, and we can’t wait to see the results.

Sharon Davies

Chief Executive
Young Enterprise

The Fiver Challenge continues to provide young people with a brilliant opportunity to introduce and develop transferable skills that will remain with them for life. We are thrilled to be partnering with Principality for three years to offer this programme to young people across both Wales and England, helping to support the development of valuable life skills in a fun and engaging way.

About Young Enterprise

The Fiver Challenge is a programme from Young Enterprise, a national charity. Since 1962, Young Enterprise has worked with both the business and education sectors to engage over four million children. We believe passionately in the power of 'learning by doing' and the difference that it has made and continues to make to the lives, futures and ambitions of children.