The Prince's Trust Health & Social Care Futures Fund cohorts 200+

Tender for the appointment of specialist employability partners to deliver health and social care focused pre-employment programmes and support for young people in England. 

The Prince's Trust are seeking organisations/consortia with a track record of delivering employment support to young people and with strong connections to the health and social care sector, or who are employers in the sector, in order to secure the experiences and job opportunities for young people to move into.

They require the design and delivery of innovative approaches with a particular focus on supporting young people who may be disadvantaged and/or under-represented within the sector.

Proposals which will support  200+ young people per year. EXTENDED DEADLINE 7th JULY

Deadline: 07/07/2021


ESF opportunities for education and training providers in LEP areas across the country

The ESFA have launched Invitations to Tender for ESF contracts providing for the priorities of LEPs: the supply of Skills Support to the Unemployed, Support for Young People who are NEET or At risk of becoming NEET, Skills Support for the Workforce and management of Community Grants.

The opportunity is divided into Lots, with the following being relevant to education and skills providers:

  • Lot 1: LEP South London Support for Young People who are NEET or At risk of becoming NEET; Estimated Value: £2,047,431
  • Lot 2: LEP North and East London Support for Young People who are NEET or At risk of becoming NEET; Estimated value: £4,669,762.5
  • Lot 3: LEP South East Support for Young People who are NEET or At risk of becoming NEET; Estimated value: £3,000,000
  • Lot 4: SEMLEP Support for Young People who are NEET or At risk of becoming NEET; Estimated value: £1,200,000
  • Lot 7: Solent Skills Support for the Workforce and Skills Support for Redundancy; Estimated value: £2,569,125
  • Lot 8: Worcestershire Skills Support to the Unemployed; Estimated value: £1,200,000
  • Lot 9: York, North Yorkshire and East Riding (More Developed and Transitional) Skills Support for the Unemployed; Estimated value: £852,018

(Please note Lots 5 and 6 comprise services for the management and running of a community grant programme funded by ESF in North East and South East.)

Contract dates are Oct 2021-Mar 2023

Deadline: 23/07/2021


Opportunity Sheffield, ESF-Framework

Opportunity Sheffield which is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), commissions, delivers and oversees activity to support employers and local people into employment, training, traineeships and apprenticeships.

Working alongside DWP and our community organisation partners, Opportunity Sheffield assists people looking for work - including those with disabilities, physical or mental health issues, skills deficits, a lack of work experience and other barriers to employment - whilst also supporting employers with their workforce planning, recruitment and upskilling needs.

Register interest with Sheffield City Council hereContract start dates: 1 April 2019 - 31 July 2021, final deadline for applications: 31 July 2021.

Deadline: 31/07/2021


£2bn Kickstart Work Placement Wage Subsidy Scheme

£2bn Kickstart work placement wage subsidy scheme

The £2 billion Kickstart Scheme launched today and is now open to any employer.

Some key details:

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.The scheme is for young people aged 16-24 who are currently on Universal Credit.

On top of the wage subsidy, £1,500 per job placement is available for setup costs, support and training.

Applications are for minimum 30 job placements. Employers can partner with other organisations to reach the minimum number.

If your organisation is creating more than 30 job placements as part of the Kickstart Scheme, you can submit your application directly at
If your organisation is creating fewer than 30 Kickstart job placements, you must partner with others which could include:
similar employers
local authorities
trade bodies
registered charities

If you are a representative applying on behalf of a group of employers, you can get £300 of funding to support associated admin costs. 

Bidright is a registered intermediary for the Kickstart Scheme.  If you'd like us to make the application on your behalf please complete the Kickstart Registration form.