Could you provide a placement for a young person aged 16 to 24, with government funding to cover the cost? If so, you can get someone to make a Kickstart Grant application for you. That’s one job less!
There’s enough to do at the best of times, when you have a business to run. In 2020 those demands have dramatically increased with all the new requirements to trading during the coronavirus pandemic.
So it’s a relief to know that if you could offer a young person a chance, someone else can do the paperwork for you.
Then you can concentrate on your business – and helping a youngster who needs it.
How can you get someone to make a Kickstart Grant application for you?
The gov.uk website lists gateway organisations who can apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant on behalf of a group of employers. The gateways are designed for businesses which are creating less than 30 job placements.
These gateways can apply for the grant funding for you, and pass the DWP payments to you when your post is filled.
What is the Kickstart Scheme?
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.
It’s part of the government’s drive to create thousands of new jobs. Placements will be available from November.
For each placement, funding will cover:
- 100% of the National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week
- Your employer contributions to National Insurance
- And employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions
At the end of the scheme, young people will also receive extra support to build on their experience and move into long term employment.
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