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Kickstart scheme: Summer Start

Communities that Work have been briefing members and liaising with the DWP on the Kickstart Scheme, announced in July.  Details on the Kickstart scheme and its application process to the £2bn fund are expected in mid to late August.

The sector has been preparing for this launch and pulling partnerships together.  There is strong interest from across the sector to create a regional network of leads to deliver a joined-up Kickstart in Housing programme.  Clarion have reached out to the sector to gauge interest and so far 40+ organisations have come forward to work together.

If you’d like to stay in the loop on Kickstart in Housing and the sector wide partnership to deliver, please email John Westby @Clarion Futures, this week.  John.Westby@clarionhg.com

And for a briefing from a bank on Kickstart, see Natwest here:
https://natwestbusinesshub.com/articles/what-employers-need-to-know-about-the-kickstart-scheme

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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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