Grant status: In preparation
Application open date: Applications will open on 29 June 2021.
Application close date: Applications will close on 29 July 2021, 5pm GMT.
Purpose of the fund:
This call is for projects that address the VocTech Challenge.
How can VocTech address barriers and build bridges to create a step-change in learner confidence and motivation, leading to better outcomes for the learner, for the employer and for society as a whole?
This Challenge is focused on adults impacted by the digital divide and furthest away from learning so they can gain the confidence they need to get the skills they need for work.
How much funding is available?
An initial £10k grant is available for the Define phase (both project types), followed by:
Ufi VocTech Activate – Grants of between £15k - £50k to test early stage ideas.
Ufi VocTech Impact – Grants of up to £150k for VocTech solutions which can deliver benefit to a large number of learners.
For this funding call Ufi is adopting a new approach. Please make sure you read the detailed fund guidelines carefully so that you can understand how this is different from previous funding calls.
See below for the full fund criteria and guidance. You can also download the detailed fund guidelines.
To help you prepare your application we are running a series of workshops to introduce the fund and help ensure it is right for you.
Applicants who attend one of our workshops are much more likely to be successful.
Select the dates to the right to find out more and secure your place.
All workshops take place online.
Grant Funding Call Workshops
Hear more about what we are looking for and ask any questions you might have. The virtual workshop also offers the opportunity for networking and small group discussions about your ideas with members of the Ufi team and other applicants.
Exploring the Challenge Workshops
Join the Ufi team for a series of expert panel discussions on designing and developing projects for people who are furthest away from vocational learning and for whom confidence and motivation are barriers to learning.
- Grant Funding Call Workshop 1
Thursday 1 July, 2pm - 3pm (Fully booked)
- Grant Funding Call Workshop 2
Thursday 8 July, 1pm - 2pm
- Grant Funding Call Workshop 3
Wednesday 14 July, 10am - 11am
- Grant Funding Call Workshop 4
Tuesday 20 July, 1pm - 2pm
- Grant Funding Call Workshop 5
Monday 26 July, 10am - 11am
The links below provide an introduction to the fund, explain how to apply and outline the fund criteria and background information.