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Kickstart scheme launched

Many of you will have heard that today is the launch of the £2 billion Kickstart Scheme to employers and young people. The DWP has produced A Guide for Employers and there is a page for applicants here https://jobhelp.campaign.gov.uk/kickstart/

Key notes:

  • On top of the wage subsidy, £1,500 per job placement is available for setup costs, support and training.
  • Applications are for a minimum 30 job placements.
  • For fewer than 30 Kickstart job placements, employers must partner with others which can include a group of sector employers.

As you know, Communities that Work supports the intention of Clarion Futures to create a Kickstart in Housing Network – a joint bid and delivery body which can coordinate and support a sectoral approach from, and for, the social housing sector.  Over 90 organisations have already confirmed their interest to be a part of this national Kickstart in Housing Network, and there is still some limited time to connect to Clarion.

Please don’t delay if you want to join this national bidding and delivery network for Kickstart across social housing.  Contact John Westby @Clarion to confirm your interest: John.Westby@clarionhg.com

Clarion will begin a bidding process very shortly.
Communities that Work will keep all our members up to date through our usual membership comms channels.

Thank you

Kickstart Scheme summary:
The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements for young people aged 16-24, who are claiming Universal Credit.

Employers of all sizes looking to create quality jobs for young people can apply. Through the scheme, all organisations across the private, public and voluntary sectors will be able to access a large pool of young people with potential, ready for an opportunity.

The Government will fully fund each ‘Kickstart’ job – paying 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions. There will also be funding available to support young people to develop new skills and to help them move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart Scheme funded job.

You can find further information on the Kickstart Scheme at www.gov.uk/kickstart

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Kickstart scheme launched

Many of you will have heard that today is the launch of the £2 billion Kickstart Scheme to employers and young people. The DWP has produced A Guide for Employers and there is a page for applicants here https://jobhelp.campaign.gov.uk/kickstart/ Key notes: On top of the wage subsidy, ...

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