Junior Entrepreneur Programme

We are proud to be involved in The Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP), an innovative programme which opens the minds of primary school pupils to the joy of entrepreneurship at a time in their lives when they are full of imagination and open to new possibilities.

The programme helps participating pupils to develop a number of skills including literacy, writing, presentation, drawing, technology, research skills, numeracy, financial, consumer awareness, storytelling, listening skills, creative thinking, problem solving, team building and collaboration skills.

This year, Stephen Grant will be championing the programme in County Offaly, where he will share his story and that of Grant with the pupils. It is this partnership between JEP and the county sponsor that allows the programme to be delivered without any cost to the parents or the schools.

The programme has a significant personal development impact on participating pupils, building confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem, and an appreciation of individual skills and talents. JEP was founded in County Kerry in 2010 by Jerry Kennelly, Tweak.com; the Institute of Technology, Tralee; Mary Immaculate College of Education, Limerick and Shannon Development, with the aim of fostering and nurturing an entrepreneurial culture, at an appropriate level, among primary school children. 5,000 pupils are currently participating in the programme and playing their part in creating their very own classroom enterprises.

GRANT sponsor Make-A-Wish Cannonball Run

GRANT was one of the sponsors of the Offaly leg of the Cannon Ball Run 2014 in support of Make-A-Wish.

Make-A-Wish grant the wishes of children aged 3 to 17 years with life-threatening medical conditions. A wish granted is true magic for the child, providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment. Since arriving in Ireland in 1992, Make-A-Wish has granted wishes for almost 1,600 brave children. In all possible cases Make-A-Wish ensures that all immediate family members can participate in the child’s wish. In doing so they provide long-lasting and happy memories for those relatives, whatever the future may hold.

The Offaly section of the annual competition took place on Sunday 14th September. Grant Engineering is proud to be associated with Make-A-Wish.

GRANT supports the people of Haiti

GRANT has been actively involved in various projects in Haiti since 2007. These consist of the Soul of Haiti and The Haven Partnership

Soul of Haiti & The Haven Projects involved:

  • Purchase of fishing boats and DECP equipment
  • The installation of solar powered freezers
  • The building of a community centre for the village
  • House and orphanage building scheme

Stephen Grant, Peter Darcy and Keith Scully travelled to Haiti and participated in the house building scheme.