Employment

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Incease Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged Adults (UK) 19th October 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to support projects that equip people ( 18 or older in order) from disadvantaged groups with critical life skills necessary for employment. Priority will be given to projects that target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups facing major hurdles to employment, especially; women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers. T...

Funding to Remove Barriers to Employment for Young People (South Yorkshire) 14th October 2021

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation has launched a pilot funding programme for community organisations addressing unemployment for young people aged 14-30 years in South Yorkshire. With money raised from donors and employers, the South Yorkshire Themed Programme for Young People – Employment and Employability will award grants of up to £15,000 over three years (up to £5,000 per year) to support vulnerable and marginalised young people...

Funding to Help Strengthen the Voluntary Sector (Greater London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, West Sussex, Warwickshire and the City of Birmingham) 13th October 2021

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Berkeley Foundation has launched a new Resilience Fund to help strengthen the voluntary sector in Greater London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, West Sussex, Warwickshire and the City of Birmingham. The fund will help to build resilience in organisations working to enable young people, aged 16-25, to overcome barriers to work and kick-start their career...

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...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 3rd September 2021

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 30th November 2021. 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: Children, Young People & Families; Elderly & Isolated; Vulnerable Adults; Employability,...

Funding for Projects to Increase the Employment Skills of People Aged 18 & Over (UK) 26th August 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to assist with specific projects or core activities which increase the communication skills of disadvantaged people aged 18 and over in order to increase their employment prospects within the UK. The funding is being made available through the Thomas Wall Trust to provide support for groups such women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seeke...

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...

Funding for New Solutions to Youth Unemployment (England) 17th September 2020

Voluntary or community-sector organisations working with unemployed young people can apply for funding to help them overcome barriers to finding meaningful work. The funding which is being made available through the Youth Futures Foundation is looking to new solution to youth unemployment that can be tested, evaluated and, where proven to be effective, expanded to reach more young people. Two types of grants are available: Development Grants o...

Funding to Create Green Jobs Following the Coronavirus Pandemic (England) 26th August 2020

Charities and environmental organisations will be able to apply for a share of £40 million to create thousands of new jobs to help the nation’s green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The UK Governments £40 Million Green Challenge Fund will support projects to restore nature and tackle climate change by creating a broad range of short and long-term jobs such as ecologists, surveyors, nature reserve staff and education workers in env...

Active Inclusion Fund Opens for Applications (Wales) 31st January 2020

The Wales Council for Voluntary Action has announced that the Active Inclusion Fund is now open for applications. The fund aims to support projects that reduce economic inactivity in Wales and improve the employability of disadvantaged people furthest from the labour market. This can include young people; people with low skills; people with work limiting health conditions; carers; people from jobless households; BAME individuals; and those a...