What is the Schools Enterprise Project?

The Haven House Children’s Hospice Schools Enterprise project was launched in 2019 with the aim of challenging students at local Secondary Schools to develop their own fundraising initiatives to raise money for our charity. The project is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop crucial skills including: planning, negotiation, budgeting, marketing and teamwork.

Each year participating schools put together a team of 8 students and are tasked with turning the £50 seed capital that they receive into a £1,500+ investment over approximately 20 weeks. Students are supported throughout the project by mentors from local professional companies who will support and motivate their individual school team by providing, advice on project planning, research, budgeting and working to deadlines.

In previous years students have organised fundraising initiatives such as a bake sale, sponsored walks, held a non-uniform day and so much more.

At the end of the challenge, participating schools are invited to an Awards Evening where students will showcase their achievements to a panel of judges. A number of awards are given throughout the evening including the: Mentors Award, Most Money Raised, Best Presentation, Top Event and Best Team Performance. 

Our Impact

Woodbridge High School attended our awards ceremony in 2021 and won both the Haven House award and award for Top Event.



“Leading a group of students through the Haven House enterprise project was nothing short of awesome! As a teacher, I strive to instil in the young people I reach the importance of community, independence and social action. This programme encapsulates all of these elements and so much more. The students were empowered to reach out to local businesses, their school community and mentors from Galliard Homes and also learn about the most incredible cause, Haven House. Planning, running events and leading others is such a brilliant experience that I know students will remember for years to come! Thank you to Haven House and Galliard Homes for this brilliant project!” – Teacher at Woodbridge High School

How to get involved

If you would like to take part in the next School Enterprise Project please contact:

Emma McVeigh

Community Fundraising Officer