Employment

Funding to Help Isolated and Marginalised Women Return to Work (England) 14th February 2019

A grants programme that provides support to voluntary and community sector organisations and social enterprises running projects aimed at helping marginalised women overcome barriers that prevent them from returning to work has just reopened. A total of £500,000 will be awarded as grants of up to £100,000 - the majority of awards are expected to be between £50,000 and £100,000. Grants will only be awarded for start-up costs of new projects...

Funding for Local Projects and Good Causes (Glasgow) 22nd January 2019

Community groups and charities that are committed to improving the opportunities, facilities and services available to local people living around Glasgow Airport can apply for project grants to support their work. Grants are made for projects falling with three key areas, employment, environment and education. Applications are assessed five times a year with the next available meeting dates being the 8th March 2019. Apply at least three weeks...

Grants to Organisations Working to Promote Inclusion and Employment (UK and Ireland) 18th January 2019

The VINCI UK Foundation has announced that its grants programme has opened for applications. The Foundation offers one-off grants of £3,000 to £20,000 to 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 through housing and inclusive mobility, help to build better c...

Funding to Use Digital Technology for Vocational Training (UK) 15th January 2019

Grants of up to £50,000 for projects lasting up to 12 months are available to support innovative and creative projects that show the potential to have a real impact in the world of vocational learning. The scheme is open to all organisations, including businesses, charities, trade bodies, existing learning providers and employers who would like to test new approaches to using digital technology for vocational learning. Stage One of this two-s...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 14th January 2019

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 28th February 2019. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supported will fall into four themes: Employability, Skills and Enterprise: Projects which raise the aspirations and increase th...

Kent Community Foundation Themed Programmes (Kent) 27th December 2018

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 28th February 2019. Through its grant programmes, the Foundation aims to empower organisations and charities in the local communities of Kent and Medway who make a real and positive difference to people's lives. Projects supported will fall into four themes: Employability, Skills and Enterprise: Employability, Skills and Enterprise: Elderly and Is...

Provident Social Impact Fund (Bradford) 7th December 2018

Small not for profit organisations and social enterprises across Bradford can apply to Leeds Community Foundation for a grant to support activities that seek to alleviate the underlying problems that prevent social inclusion and enjoyment of a full modern life. The Provident Social Impact Fund will run for 12 months and will distribute £40,000 as grants of between £1,500 to £5,000 preferably for at least 50% of the total cost. Priority wil...

Funding Available to Create Employment Opportunities for Ex-Offenders and People Recovering from Addiction (England) 26th November 2018

Enterprises and charities run by, or creating employment opportunities for, ex-offenders and people in recovery from addiction can apply for a tailored mix of support to help grow their business. The Forward Enterprise Fund provides access to unsecured loans between £25,000 and £150,000 for revenue and / or capital projects for up to a 5-year term. A further £5,000 may be available to kick start a Crowdfunding campaign. The funding is being...

£1.2 Million Fund Launched to Support to Young People Facing Barriers to Employment (Birmingham, Bradford, and Barking & Dagenham) 15th October 2018

A £1.2 million fund using money from dormant bank accounts has been launched to help small community groups grow so they can better support young people facing barriers to employment. The new scheme will award grants of up to £50,000 to grassroots community groups in Birmingham, Bradford, and Barking & Dagenham, three areas facing particular challenges in relation to youth unemployment. Funding will enable organisations to improve their capa...

Government Announces New Tech Fund to Support Disabled People and Their Employers (England Scotland and Wales) 26th September 2018

Access to work is a government initiative that provides financial support to ensure that someone’s disability or health condition does not hold them back at work. As part of this the Minister for Disabled People has announced a new Tech Fund; this fund means that medium and large employers will no longer be required to pay a mandatory contribution towards the cost of assistive technology. The funding aims to help to break down the barriers t...

Support Programme Launched for Social Enterprises (UK) 5th September 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...

New Apprenticeship Bursaries for Young People Leaving Care (England) 1st August 2018

From the 1 August 2018, extra financial support will be available for young people aged 16 – 24 who are leaving care and want to start an apprenticeship. The UK Government has announced a new £1,000 bursary payment to help with the first year of an apprenticeship to help with the transition into the workplace. The scheme is one element of a wider review of the apprenticeship support scheme and will come into force on 1st August 2018. Bursa...