Kickstart scheme - social enterprise

Some of our members have been getting in touch with us regarding the Government’s Kickstarter scheme – a £2bn Government scheme helping businesses create jobs for unemployed young people. Through the Kickstart Scheme social enterprises can access funding to cover the wages and employment costs for a new job of 25 hours per week for six months.

Social enterprises can also sign up to be intermediary or wraparound support provider – organisations that apply on behalf of a group of employers and support the delivery of the scheme.

To help our members better understand the scheme we’re going to be hosting two free webinars run by CEO of The Kickstart Lab, David Hinton. The first will be for social enterprises wanting to create jobs through the scheme and the second for those organisations wishing to be intermediaries.

Creating Kickstart jobs in social enterprise

Friday 25 September – 10:30-11:30 am

This webinar, hosted by CEO of The Kickstart Lab, David Hinton, will explain everything you need to know to begin offering funded jobs through the Kickstart Scheme. You will hear how the scheme works, how to access the funding and how to make the most of the opportunities you create.

Watch it here:

Join the webinar to:

  • Learn about how the Kickstart Scheme works and how it can benefit your social enterprise
  • Get tips on how to create impactful Kickstart jobs at your social enterprise
  • Find out how to access the scheme and what to look for when choosing an intermediary
  • Get useful tips and resources to help you put your Kickstart jobs into action

Delivering the Kickstart Scheme – the role of social enterprise as intermediary or wraparound support provider

Monday 28th September 2020 – 10:30am – 11:30am

This webinar, hosted by CEO of The Kickstart Lab, David Hinton, will explain the key things you need to know to setup as an intermediary or provider for the Kickstart Scheme. You will hear how the scheme works, where the intermediary-level opportunities are, how to access the scheme as a supporter and how to make a success of a supporting role in the scheme.

Watch it here:

Join the webinar to:

  • Learn about how the Kickstart Scheme works
  • Find out about the role of an intermediary and the opportunity for social enterprise
  • Find out about the wraparound support role the opportunity for social enterprise
  • Find out how to set up as either intermediary or wraparound support provider
  • Get useful tips and resources to help you put your new Kickstart support role into action

Delivering the Kickstart Scheme – the role of social enterprise as a representative body

Wednesday 30th September 2020 – 10:30am – 11:30am

In this webinar Kate Welch, CEO of Acumen CIC, will explain what the process of becoming a representative body for the scheme looks like, and then, if  your organisation has a group of 30 places or more with which to apply, what operating the scheme will entail with some of the challenges it might represent.

Watch it here (due to a connectivity error, only the second half of the webinar was recorded):

Join the webinar to:

  • Learn about how the Kickstart Scheme works
  • Find out about the role of a representative body and opportunity for social enterprise
  • Find out how to set up as a representative body
  • Look at the possible challenges and solutions
  • Get useful tips and resources to help you put your new Kickstart managing role into action

More information on getting involved in the scheme and representative bodies you can join in your area will be made available on this page as the scheme developed.