Employment

Funding for Organisations Working with People Furthest from the Labour Market (Wales) 23rd April 2018

Wales Voluntary Action has announced that the Active Inclusion Fund will be open to applications on 27th April for those organisations on their Approved Beneficiary List (ABL). The Active Inclusion Fund supports organisations that helps people to move closer to the employment market. Grants of £25,000 up to £1.5 million are available at five levels with match funding required. There are two programme strands; both aim to engage participants...

Three €50,000 Prizes for Place- Based Solutions that Create Opportunities for Young People (UK / Europe) 3rd April 2018

The 2018 European Social Innovation Competition, RE:THINK LOCAL, has opened for applications. This year’s edition of the competition will award €150,000 to social innovators, entrepreneurs, students, designers, tech enthusiasts, educators; etc with ideas that take a place-based approach that tackle youth unemployment and develop solutions that support young people to participate in the economy. The competition is particularly interested...

Government Launches New £1.5 Million Fund to Help People Return to Work (England) 6th March 2018

The Government has announced a new £1.5 million fund to support people back into work after time out caring. The fund will offer grants of up to £300,000 to projects which help people to return to work in the private sector. These projects could help returners update their skills, provide other training, or support businesses to increase employment opportunities for returners. The fund will prioritise projects that focus on small and medium...

New Support Programme Launched for Social Enterprises (UK) 27th February 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) 21st February 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...