Employment

Funding to Improve the Lives of People Suffering from Social Exclusion (UK & Republic of Ireland) 12th January 2022

Charities and other not-for-profit organisations across the UK and Republic of Ireland can apply for grants of up to £20,000 for projects that improve access to employment, training, housing, mobility, or leisure for disadvantaged and socially excluded people. The grants are being made through the VINCI UK Foundation and can be used to purchase, upgrade or refurbish transport, equipment, ICT, tools, furniture and facilities for long-lasting p...

Grants of up to £10,000 Available to Help Disadvantaged Young People Move into Employment (England & Wales) 9th December 2021

Funding is available to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations in England and Wales to help young people from low-income backgrounds free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. The Lawrence Atwell’s Charity awards grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to three years through their Charities Programme to help young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) to move into employment or become employment r...

Funding to Help Unemployed People Move Towards Employment, Training or Education (Thames Valley Berkshire) 29th November 2021

Voluntary sector organisations and small businesses in the Thames Valley Berkshire region are invited to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 to support local initiatives that will enable unemployed people aged 16 years and over to move towards employment, training or education. The ESFA Community Training Grants will fund a range of innovative projects which help prepare participants for work by providing opportunities to learn an...

Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Tackle Unemployment (Dorset) 26th November 2021

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to voluntary sector organisations and small businesses for local initiatives that will enable unemployed people aged 16 years and over to move towards employment, training or education in Dorset. The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Community Training Grants will fund a range of innovative projects which help prepare participants for work by providing opportunities to learn and ups...

Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People to Secure Employment (England) 23rd November 2021

The Youth Futures Foundation has launched a new £6.1 million fund to support young people aged 14 to 24 across England to secure good jobs through pioneering local partnerships. The Connected Futures Fund will award funding for six to eight partnerships to explore solutions to removing barriers in the way that employment support is currently provided. Young people should be actively involved in shaping and pursuing these ideas which should he...

ESFA Community Grants Open to Applications (London North & East) 22nd November 2021

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to voluntary sector organisations and small businesses for local initiatives that will enable unemployed people aged 16 years and over to move towards employment, training or education in North and East London. The ESFA Community Training Grants will fund a range of innovative projects which help prepare participants for work by providing opportunities to learn and upskill in anything from i...

Government Announces £500 Million Expansion of Plan for Jobs (UK) 6th October 2021

To support the country’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK Government has announced a £500 million expansion of its Plan for Jobs package. The boost in funding will help support people into jobs, including unemployed people over the age of 50 and workers leaving the furlough scheme. Those on the lowest wages will also be helped to progress in their careers and existing schemes targeting young people will be extended into...

Funding to Encourage Employers to Host T Level Industry Placements (England) 2nd June 2021

Employers can claim £1,000 for every T Level student they host on an industry placement, as part of a new incentive scheme launched by the Department for Education. The technical qualifications, which have been created in conjunction with more than 250 employers and are equivalent to three A Levels, consist of a mixture of classroom study and industry placements. The scheme will aim to ensure employers impacted by the pandemic can continue to...

£200,000 Fund Launched to Provide Young Mancunians with Employment or Educational Opportunities (Manchester) 29th January 2021

We Love MCR has launched a new £200,000 fund to give disadvantaged young Mancunians financial support to allow them to take opportunities that may otherwise be out of their reach. The Manchesters' Rising Stars Fund awards grants of up to £2,000 to young people aged 16 to 25 years old (or up to 30 if the individual has lived experience of homelessness) to purchase equipment, fund courses and accreditations, and to support other costs relating...

Grants of up to £20,000 Available to Assist Long Term Unemployed back into Work (West Yorkshire) 14th January 2021

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to voluntary sector organisations and small businesses for local initiatives that will enable unemployed people aged 16 years and over move towards employment, training or education in West Yorkshire. The ESF Community Grants have re-opened to applications with priority given to projects that support those aged 50 years and over, those with disabilities, ethnic minorities, women, and people...

Funding for Innovative Technologies to Improve Work Opportunities for Low-Paid Workers (UK) 17th November 2020

Funding is available for innovative ideas that use new technologies to create better work opportunities for low paid and insecure workers. The Resolution Foundation has brought together leading charitable foundations and social investors to launch the £1.3 million Workertech Partnership to provide seed funding and support for ventures that use technology to improve workers’ pay, prospects, power and career choices. Applications are invited...