Get involved in the Kickstart Scheme

Access to Kickstart scheme for VCSE sector employers
GMCVO has established a partnership with the Growth Company to help VCSE employers in Greater Manchester access and benefit from the government’s Kickstart scheme.

Kickstart is a £2 billion initiative to create high quality, six-month, paid work placements for young people aged 16-24, who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long term unemployment.

Kickstart funding will cover 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer NI contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions.

Employers can register their interest with the Growth Company who will apply for funding on organisations’ behalf and offer a package of support which includes a range of HR and ‘back office’ assistance to help ‘onboard’ new-starters.

courtesy of GMCVO e bulletin March 2021