Our Ethos

Hull Youth Support Trust provides entrepreneurs, predominantly aged 18-30, with subsidised office space for a two year period in order to make those first few years as comfortable as possible. This together with dedicated one-to-one business guidance and personal support gives every young person the fundamental skills to succeed in business.

Our Aims

Primarily HYST works with young people who have previously been unemployed, under-employed, disadvantaged in some way, totally new to the world of business or just starting out. We enable every young person to take responsibility of their own future and are willing to consider anyone with the drive and determination to run their own business.

What will HYST
do for you?

We are committed to working with young entrepreneurs in the local area, making their businesses more competitive and sustainable to weather these early stages and often, daunting times. With our support, we foresee a whole generation of young start-up businesses going on to further develop their ventures, creating more jobs and contributing to the local community.

We recognise that setting up your own business can be expensive and the responsibility of renting office space can add to that increasing cost. Our solution to this is that we can offer subsidised rent for up to two years and the flexibility of a month by month rolling contract.


In July 2020, Hull Youth Support Trust joined the HEY Smile Foundation family of charities. 

Smile is an East Yorkshire based charity working across the key determinants of Health – Homes, Health Care, Community Development, Enterprise and Culture. Everything they do is done in partnership and with stronger and more resilient communities in mind.

Smile’s core purpose is to unlock potential in charities, people & places improving lives every day and it’s their guidance and leadership which is helping move Hull Youth Support Trust to the next level which will ultimately allow us to support more amazing entrepreneurs.