The Prince's Trust Health & Social Care Futures Fund

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.

Lot 1: Proposals which will support 100 - 200 young people per year, Lot 2:  200+ young people per year.

Deadline: 04/05/2021


ESF Greater London Authority call (with match funding)

This call is issued by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to commission ESF
Funded projects for the Growth Programme for England.

Projects will support the key growth priorities of innovation, research and development, support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), low carbon, skills, employment, and social inclusion, along 2 Priority Axes:

Priority Axis 1: Inclusive Labour Markets

1.1 Access to employment for jobseekers and inactive people;
1.2 Sustainable integration of young people into the labour market;
1.3: Active inclusion

Priority Axis 2: Skills for Growth

2.1: Enhancing equal access to lifelong learning; and
2.2: Improving the labour market relevance of education and training systems

Minimum £500,000 for any single project.

Applicants will need to have eligible match funding for the balance of costs.

Deadline: 04/06/2021


UK Community Renewal Fund GLA opportunity

The GLA have confirmed they are open for London applications for the UK Community Renewal Fund. 

The government has launched the UK Community Renewal Fund (UKCRF) which has £220 million to invest across the UK. 100 areas are identified as priority places, expected to be the focus for delivery of projects. Although no priority places are located in London, the Greater London Authority, as Lead Authority, is managing the application and assessment process in London.

Projects may align with one, or deliver across several, of the following investment priorities:

  • Investment in skills

  • Investment for local business

  • Investment in communities and place

  • Supporting people into employment

The fund is designed to support Covid-19 economic recovery across the UK during 2021-22 and act as a precursor to the Shared Prosperity Fund, due to take over from EU structural funding in 2022.

Deadline 12 noon 24th May 2021

Deadline: 24/05/2021


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.