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Check To See If You Can Apply For A Kickstart Grant

by Adam Howarth, Editor

Check if you can apply for a grant through the Kickstart Scheme

Firstly, you can use the Kickstart Scheme to create new six-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. The job placements should support the participants to develop the skills and experience they need to find work after completing the scheme.

Secondly, funding is available for 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week. Plus associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions. There is also £1,500 per job placement available for setup costs, support and training.

Funding is available following a successful application process. Applications must be for a minimum of 30 job placements. If you are creating more than 30 job placements, you can also apply directly. Alternatively, if you’re unable to offer 30 job placements, you can partner with other organisations to reach the minimum number.

If you are a representative applying on behalf of a group of employers, you can get £300 of funding to support with the associated administrative costs of bringing together these employers.

Kickstart is not an apprenticeship, but participants may move on to an apprenticeship at any time during, or after their job placement.

The Kickstart Scheme is available in England, Scotland and Wales.

Finally, thank you for reading ‘Check To See If You Can Apply For A Kickstart Grant’. For more updates from the Welsh Government, click here.


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