Energy, Passion,
and Commitment

EPIC Youth is a Martin James Foundation UK project

The Martin James Foundation believes in supporting young people who have experienced adversity by providing them with pathways to business and entrepreneurial success.

If you are aged between 14 to 25 and have the EPIC qualities of Energy, Passion, Innovation and Commitment then we could support you by providing:

  • Grants and bursaries to help you develop your idea
  • Access to entrepreneurs, business mentoring and coaching helping you to enhance your business skills and confidence
  • Work placements and business experience within our extensive network of companies
  • Opportunities to participate in ‘Creative’ workshops so you can develop and learn new skills

We also support schools and colleges by providing guest speakers and work on joint initiatives.


If you wish to apply for support from the Martin James Foundation EPIC programme please send us a short video telling us about your business idea. Or, you could simply drop us an email, call or Whatsapp.
If you send across a video, you should:

  • Introduce yourself and any other members of your team
  • Describe your idea, product or service
  • Provide a summary of how much progress you have made (if any)
  • Describe how the funding or support will help you

For Videos:

Use this link, enter your email, enter our email ( and attach your video.

Upload your video to YouTube using the “unlisted” privacy settings and send us the link along with your name, address and number to

Once we have received your video, we will contact you.
In order to reach a decision, we may need to request more information from you and invite you to meet our innovation team to explore your business idea in more detail.
Please note we do not share your information or ideas and will enter into a non-disclosure agreement with you to protect your idea.

To discuss your idea:

You can call us on  0121 716 1336

You can email us at  or use the form below. 


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