During the Covid-19 pandemic, the youth employment sector required high-quality, sustainable infrastructure to deliver critical frontline services for young people.
We stepped in to provide support for these vital infrastructure organisations, with a specific focus on:
- National infrastructure organisations that draw together, champion and respond to the needs of all young people seeking work
- Infrastructure organisations focused specifically on empowering young people from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds, including those of Gypsy, Roma & Traveller heritage.
Through our Infrastructure Resilience Fund, we provided £1.3m funding for 10 national and regional infrastructure organisations. The grants enabled us to deliver capacity building for frontline charities and social enterprises and helped us develop a movement of support for evidence-led practice.
The Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) is a membership body representing 1,766 organisations across the UK that are involved in employment support services.
The Skillsbuilder Partnership is a not-for-profit company set up by a team of teachers which aims to equip young people with the skills, aspirations and experiences they need to succeed in life through programmes to help teachers.
Meet the Grantees
Read about the work our grant holders are doing to help young people facing discrimination and disadvantage to access and keep good quality jobs.
How to Apply
Not-for-profit voluntary, community-sector organisations and statutory organisations working with young people who face barriers to employment are eligible subject to certain criteria.
Our Infrastructure Resilience Fund is currently closed.