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About Shell LiveWIRE

Find out more about the programme that is paving the way to a smarter future.

About Shell LiveWIRE

  • The Shell LiveWIRE programme supports innovative young entrepreneurs in the UK with ideas that meet the energy and resource needs of a fast-growing population. 
  • Shell LiveWIRE is one of Shell’s Social Investment Programmes. 
  • It is an important part of Shell’s commitment to supporting a flourishing culture of UK enterprise and inspiring young people to innovate and provide real solutions to today’s energy and resource challenges.
  • Over the last 30 years, Shell LiveWIRE has helped over 880,000 young people in the UK to explore starting their own business and provided £5 million of funding. 
  • Shell LiveWIRE champions creativity and innovation, fostering a culture of peer support that has led the Shell LiveWIRE online community to grow to over 230,000 members.

Shell LiveWIRE Also provides:

  • The Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme, which awards £5,000 in start-up funding and exclusive mentoring sessions with Shell business experts to one winner per month to help programme winners to fulfil their potential. 
  • A 230,000-strong online community of entrepreneurs provides access to ongoing networking opportunities and advice
  • Access to free tools, resources and guides on starting and running your own business in our Business Library
  • Newsblogs, and reviews of interest to young entrepreneurs

Other ways in which Shell supports UK society:

In the UK, Shell is involved in Social Investment programmes that support science, education and innovation. These include: