Employment

Funding to Use Digital Technologies for Vocational Training (UK) 7th December 2018

A funding programme that aims to raise the skills level of the UK workforce through digital solutions for vocational learning will re-open on the 15th January 2019. Grants of up to £50,000 will be on offer for projects lasting up to 12 months that focus on new learning tools which use genuinely innovative methods to raise the skills levels for a significant number of learners. Registered charities, community interest companies, social enterpr...

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...

Grants to Organisations Working to Promote Inclusion and Employment (UK and Ireland) 4th December 2018

The VINCI UK Foundation has announced that applications for funding will re-open for applications in January 2019. 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 through housing and inclusiv...

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...

One Off Grants Available to Support Blind and Partially Sighted People Within The M25 (London) 5th November 2018

UK registered charities, CIO’s, educational establishments and social enterprises which are registered limited companies can apply for one off grants of up to £20,000 for work that supports blind and partially sighted people living within the M25. Grants are available for projects that improve access to education or employment; support wellbeing and mental health; support independence; work with minority groups; provide eyecare and work to...

£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...