Educational and work pathways

Funding to equip people for the future through learning and skills.

Poor educational outcomes are a key indicator of experiencing poverty in later life. Work is recognised as one of the best protections against poverty. Supporting people to engage with and progress through education to work is a key factor in reducing the risk of experiencing poverty.

We are interested in funding work which:

  • supports educational engagement and attainment (including engagement of parents and wider family members)
  • supports people with the transition through education and training into work
  • supports people with the skills they require to gain and retain employment
  • addresses the financial barriers to education and training.

Types of initiatives eligible for funding from us

These are only examples and not an exhaustive list.

  • Widening access to education
  • Engaging parents in schools
  • Mentoring schemes
  • Digital skills and access
  • Youth work
  • Volunteering
  • Apprenticeships and practical placement learning
  • Employability programmes
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) services
  • Activity agreements
  • Targeted support and tutoring
  • Support with CVs, interview techniques and job searches
  • Training and work preparedness

Keen to apply for funding?

Does the work of your organisation offer educational and work pathways? Use our easy funding checker to see whether you're eligible for funding. Applications open 30 Sept.