Kick-start your business growth with a £2,000 grant
DurhamWorks is supporting unemployed young people aged 16 – 24 to secure employment by providing small businesses with a salary grant of up to £2,000.
The DurhamWorks Grant is available to SMEs (businesses and not for profit organisations) to support the creation of employment opportunities for young people who are on the DurhamWorks programme.
About the Grant
The employment opportunity that you are offering must have some form of training/learning attached to it which can include short courses and on the job training. The grant is claimed against the salary costs of the young person.
In the event of the grant funding being oversubscribed, priority will be given to opportunities that support those young people that are furthest from employment due to additional needs or barriers that may prevent the young person gaining employment.
The grant award is up to £2,000 for a 4 month period and can support up to 50% of the individual’s salary costs, as long as the employer contributes at least £500 towards the salary of the individual.
If you would like to access the DurhamWorks Grant please email your enquiry to DWGrant@durham.gov.uk and a member of the team will be in touch to discuss the grant and the application process with you.
For assistance with accessing support from DurhamWorks to source a suitable DurhamWorks candidate(s) and to start the application process please outline your requirements on an email to DWGrant@durham.gov.uk and we will be in contact with you to discuss further.
Once a completed application is submitted it should take up to 10 working days for the application to be assessed if the information is correctly provided. The decision about the grant award will be notified to the employer.
Application deadline is 30th April 2021.
To find out more about the DurhamWorks Grant and other funding that is available call 03000 262 930, email DWgrant@durham.gov.uk.
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