Employment

Funding Call to Improve the Basic Skills Needs of Employed People (London) 16th April 2021

The Government has launched a funding call for projects in the London LEP area that address the basic skills needs of employed people, particularly in SMEs and micro businesses, and support recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The call seeks to support projects which address pay gaps and improve basic skills by providing learning for all age groups, upgrading the knowledge, skills and competences of the workforce, promoting flexible learning p...

Kent Community Foundation (Kent) 15th April 2021

The next deadline to apply for a grant from Kent Community Foundation’s Themed Programme is the 31st May 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, Skil...

European Social Innovation Competition Open to Applications (UK) 14th April 2021

The European Commission, with support from the EIC, has launched the 2021 European Social Innovation Competition to find the best socially innovative projects designed to change the world for the better. The competition will award three €50,000 prizes for early-stage sustainable ideas that will power the European economy’s green and digital future through job creation, growth and European competitiveness. This will include identifying skil...

Funding to Help Marginalised Individuals Re-engage with Education, Training, & Employment (London) 25th March 2021

In response to the impact of Covid-19 on the London economy and on disadvantaged and marginalised communities, the UK Government is seeking to fund projects that support individuals to re-engage with education, training, or employment. This call for proposals seeks to support projects in the London LEP area that address the impacts of Covid-19 on the groups most adversely affected, for example women, over 50’s, those with health problems, lo...

Funding to Support London’s Recovery from the Covid-19 Pandemic (Greater London) 23rd March 2021

The Mayor of London has launched, in partnership with the Design Council, a new open innovation programme that places design-led innovation at the heart of London's recovery from Covid-19. Public bodies, charities, businesses, social enterprises and educational institutions can apply for a share of £500,000 from the Designing London’s Recovery programme to help them respond to three key challenges. These are Helping Londoners into good work...

Funding Call to Help Marginalised Individuals Re-engage with Education, Training, & Employment (South East Midlands) 16th March 2021

The Government has launched a funding call for projects that support marginalised and economically disadvantaged individuals who are facing barriers to employment to re-engage with education, training, or employment. The call seeks to support individuals in the South East Midlands area, by moving them closer to or into the labour market using a mix of online, group and 1:1 interventions. The Call is particularly seeking projects that address t...

Supported Employment Interventions for People with Learning Difficulties or Disabilities (Hertfordshire) 10th March 2021

Approximately £1,400,000 in funding is available from the European Social Fund for projects that will increase the numbers of adults with complex learning difficulties and disabilities (LLDs) able to move towards education, employment and training. Successful project proposals are likely to be a collaboration between the public sector, voluntary sector and employers and will focus on supporting people with LDDs in Hertfordshire to get employm...

Funding to Help the Long-term Unemployed into Work (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton) 12th February 2021

Charities, community and voluntary groups, and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £20,000 for projects that support the long-term unemployed back into work and/or training. The ESF Black Country Community Grants Programme aims to engage with disadvantaged communities in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton to deliver a range of skills and employment support activities to help the unemployed make progress t...

Funding Boost to Get More Young People into Work (England) 3rd February 2021

Businesses in England can apply for grants of £1,000 to help with the cost of providing a high-quality work placement for a trainee. The new scheme, announced by the UK Government, will support young people to gain the skills and experience they need to get a job or start further education or training, while boosting productivity and filling more jobs. The funding, which is available until the 31st July 2021, will help with costs such as unif...

£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...