Who We Are

The Barbados Youth Business Trust’s entrepreneurship programme is a private sector initiative made possible through a partnership with the voluntary sector and together provides start-up capital, business mentoring, networking, advisory and marketing support services to encourage a new generation of young Barbadian entrepreneurs.



Our Mission

To provide under-served young people with dynamic programmes, focusing on business mentoring, start-up loans, and entrepreneurial skills development.

BYBT Objectives

To be the recognized leader in enabling young men and women with viable business ideas to establish sustainable businesses;

  1. To help young people, develop their self-confidence, fulfill their ambitions and contribute to their community through the medium of self-employment
  2. To extend start-up capital, business mentoring and business development support directly or indirectly to young entrepreneurs
  3. To foster the concept of entrepreneurship amongst the Nation’s youth
  4. To always maintain the trust and confidence of our various stakeholders
  5. To create and maintain a high quality business support system and environment
  6. To strive to create and maintain a complement of professionally competent staff and business mentors.

Barbados Youth Business Trust Structure


The affairs of the Barbados Youth Business Trust are managed by Trustees whose number is not less than three or more than seven. They hold office for an initial period of three years.

Executive Council

The principal role of the Executive Council is to undertake the work of the Trustees between meetings, providing support and guidance to the Manager. It comprises not less than five (5) and not more than nine (9) members with a one-year renewable term.

The Office of the Manager

The Trust’s daily business is administered through the Office of the Manager. It is the center where loan applications are received, processed, disbursed and monitored and where all the various facets of the program are coordinated. It also focuses on ongoing relationships with public and private sector Youth Organizations, Public Relations and Fund Raising and reporting the Trust’s activities to the Board of Trustees.