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Securing a grant from the Challenge Fund helped us to pilot our cafe service, enabling young people with a learning disablity to move closer to employment. Rob Hoon, Out of the Blue

Employability Third Party Grants

CEC's Employability and Talent Development department is now accepting applications to their Employability Third Party Grants Programme. Awards will be made for up to 3 years subject to performance.

Applications are invited for provision of services which will support people aged 16+ to progress into further education, training or employment. 

Organisations can make several applications but each should be for a separate and distinct project and must aim to support a different cohort of clients.

All applications should make reference to the Strategic Skills Pipeline - a copy of the Pipeline can be found here

The maximum which can be applied for in each application is £75,000 per annum. 

A separate application form must be completed for each proposal.

Applicants should consult the following in the preparation of their proposal:

  • Employability Third Party Grants Specification August 2018
  • Employability Applications Scoring and Selection Criteria: Guidance 2018
  • Edinburgh Economy Strategy: Enabling Good Growth
  • Edinburgh Locality Improvement Plans, available here
  • Joined up for Jobs Outcomes and Progressions; Definitions and Evidence
  • CEC: Council Standard Conditions of Grant and additional JUfJ Conditions of Grant.

Completed applications must be emailed to by noon, Wednesday 19 September 2018. Late submissions will not be accepted.