Grant status: The fund is now closed for applications
Application closing date: Applications closed 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 skills 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 that can deliver benefits 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 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.
The links below provide an introduction to the fund, explain how to apply and outline the fund criteria and background information.