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Kickstart

Chambers of Commerce across England, Scotland and Wales are authorised gateways to the Kickstart scheme.

Chambers can help businesses to apply for a grant and provide a wide range of support for the employer and young person to ensure the Kickstart placement is a success.

Review the details below and contact your local Chamber for more information UK Chamber network


What is the Kickstart scheme?

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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.

Funding will cover for each job placement:

  • 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week
  • the associated employer National Insurance contributions
  • employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions
  • a set up fund to provide wrap around support for the employer and young person

Take a look at Kickstart Scheme - A guide for employers for further guidance.

Contact your local chamber Gateway organisation to apply for Kickstarter funding now.

What information do I need to provide?

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If you are applying for 30 or more job placements, you can submit your application online.

If you are applying for less than 30 job placements, you need to apply via a Gateway organisation. Contact your local Chamber Gateway organisation who can advise you on the end-to-end process, submit an application on your behalf and support you and your Kickstarter employee throughout the placement.

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