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COVID-19: Kickstart Scheme - Updated: 14 September 2020
Coronavirus: Kickstart Scheme
The government’s ‘Kickstart’ job creation scheme aims to help young unemployed people. It is now open for applications.
Kickstart was announced by the Chancellor in his summer economic update.
The scheme can be used to create new six-month job placements for 16-24 year-olds currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.
Grant funding is available for:
Any organisation, irrespective of size, can apply if the scheme conditions are met. There is a minimum of 30 placements required to apply.
Other such organisations could include:
This requirement will make the scheme much less attractive to many small and medium-sized employers who will not be looking to create 30 placements or more.
The other key eligibility criteria for the scheme are:
Applications can be made online if the employer is creating more than 30 job placements or if they are the representative for a group of employers.
DWP guidance: Kickstart Scheme
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