Thrive - Tackling access to employment

Thrive – Tackling access to employment

Thrive: access to employment is UnLtd’s accelerator focused on improving employment opportunities for those distant from the labour market.

While the UK currently holds record employment levels of 75%, many people still suffer barriers into a good job. Disabled people are twice as likely to be unemployed compared to non-disabled people and poverty rates amongst households with a disabled person are over 10% higher than households without.

The social sector now employs over 1 million people: with a growing young sector, social ventures will be key to helping the UK achieve full and good employment for all. We know that social ventures have brilliant solutions to help support people into employment and we want to help them thrive.

The scheme supports legally incorporated social businesses that are working to boost employment access for those who encounter significant barriers to work, including disabled people, ex-offenders and the homeless.

The programme offers six months’ intensive support from a dedicated Venture Manager and the opportunity to secure investment of up to £50,000 in repayable capital funding (loan or equity).

Business solutions that offer the most innovative ideas to improve access to employment can be funded. This includes training and support into employment or direct employment opportunities.

Deadline for applications is Friday January 31

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