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Fund title: Kickstart Scheme: work placements for young people

Focus of fund/fund aims:

A £2 billion fund to create 6-month work placements aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long-term unemployment

Application deadline:

Applications may be submitted at any time

Fund description:

Employers from all industries and across the private, public and voluntary sectors can get involved in the new Kickstart Scheme.

Employers can use the Kickstart Scheme to create new 6-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.

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 pension contributions. There is also £1,500 per job placement available for setup costs, support and training.

Bids must be for a minimum of 30 job placements. If you are unable to offer this many vacancies, you can partner with other organisations to reach the minimum number.

Further information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme