Employment

New Support Programme Launched for Social Enterprises (UK) 26th January 2018

A combination of business support as well as potential access to finance are available to social enterprises that improve access to employment for those excluded from the labour market. Designed to give social enterprises the chance to grow their business and deliver greater social impact, up to 20 ventures will be supported in 2018. The support is being made available through Unltd’s new social accelerator programme, Thrive. . Eligible a...

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK) 24th January 2018

Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years are available to charitable organisations that help people at times of crisis in their lives. In particular, funding is available when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. The funding is provided through the Henry Smith Charity Improving Lives Programme. Eligible organisations include charities and not-for-profit organisati...

Funding for Organisations Working with People on Low Pay (London) 15th January 2018

Trust for London's Better Work Programme invites applications from organisations undertaking charitable activities (including but not limited to Registered Charities) that offer progression routes out of low-paid work, employment legal advice and advocacy work on behalf of people on low incomes. The Trust is particularly interested in new and imaginative ways of addressing the root causes of London's social problems, especially where it has th...

Government Unlocks £330 Million from Dormant Bank Accounts for Good Causes (UK) 12th January 2018

The UK Government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that the Big Lottery Fund will be involved in the distribution of up to £300 million pounds released from dormant bank and building society accounts. The money will be used to help the homeless, disadvantaged young people, local charities, social enterprises and other good causes over the next four years. Through Big Lottery, up to £50 million will be...

Funding Support for Former Mining Communities (East & West Midlands, North East & North West of England, Yorkshire and Kent) 8th January 2018

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme, which provides grants to community and voluntary groups to tackle key challenges that still affect the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England will re-open for applications on the 15th January 2018. Grants totalling £125,000 will be available in this funding round for projects that address the following themes: Skills - growing the skills of people in order to increase their oppo...

Young People into Education and Employment Fund (South Yorkshire) 8th January 2018

Small, locally based groups or organisations in South Yorkshire that have a clear understanding of the needs of young people can apply for grants of £1,000 to £5,000 to support community groups running projects that increase employment and education opportunities for young people. This could involve increasing the work ready skills of young people; work placement opportunities; apprenticeships for young people; etc. The fund is particularly...

Funding to Regenerate Coastal Communities (Wales) 4th January 2018

The Big Lottery Fund has announced that the Coastal Communities Fund in Wales has re-opened for applications. The Coastal Communities Fund makes grants of between £50,000 and £300,000 to help fund projects that will support the economic development of coastal communities in Wales by promoting sustainable economic growth and jobs. Applications will be accepted from a variety of organisations including private sector companies, local authoriti...

Flexible Workforce Development Fund (Scotland) 27th December 2017

Employers in Scotland who partner with colleges to deliver in-work skills training now have have until the 28th February 2018 to apply for up to £10,000 of funding from the Flexible Working Development Fund. Funding will be available from the Scottish Government to organisations across the private, public and third sectors who are subject to the UK Government's Apprenticeship Levy. Employers will be able to train members of their workforce an...

EU Funds in Wales Are Still Open to Applications (Wales) 5th December 2017

The Welsh Government has issued assurances that applications for EU funds are still being developed and approved in line with objectives agreed by the European Commission and that the UK Treasury will provide a full lifetime guarantee for all structural and investment projects approved before the UK leaves the EU. Programmes currently open for applications are: European Structural Funds for projects that support people into work and training,...

Funding Towards Education, Training or Employment of Young People (UK) 3rd December 2017

Young people facing financial barriers to taking the next step into work, education or training can apply for grants of up to £500 through the Princes Trust Development Awards. The grants can cover some of the costs involved in accessing education, training or moving into employment. The grants are available to UK residents aged between 14 and 17 who do not have/are not expecting to achieve 5 GCSEs grades A-C-(or equivalent), or those aged...

Grants to Organisations Working to Promote Inclusion and Employment (UK and Ireland) 1st December 2017

The VINCI UK Foundation has announced that applications for funding in 2018 will be accepted from 1st January until the end of March 2018. The Foundation offers one-off grants of £3,000 to £20,000 to independent small and medium sized registered community interest or not-for-profit organisations that support people who suffer social or employment exclusion. Projects supported will promote access to the labour market, promote integration thr...