Employment

New Apprenticeship Bursaries for Young People Leaving Care (England) 30th May 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...

Grants of up to £300,000 Available to Help People Return to Work (England) 15th May 2018

Grants of up to £300,000 are available for projects that help people back into work after time out caring. Funding is available for projects that 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 enterprises, employers outside London, and projects that support returners at all skill levels. The...

Government Announces New Tech Fund to Support Disabled People and Their Employers (England Scotland and Wales) 14th May 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...

New Support Programme Launched for Social Enterprises (UK) 27th April 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) 23rd April 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 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...