The Careers and Enterprise Fund 2018

26 June 2018

The Careers & Enterprise Fund 2018 (CEF2018) is inviting bids for grant funding. This £4.2 million fund is split into two parts as follows:

Part A - Employer Encounters:  £2.5 million in programmes selected by schools and colleges in 35 areas of need. The schools and colleges will be offered access to ‘virtual wallets’ to make these selections.

  • £1.25 million will be invested in 10 Careers Hubs

  • £1.25 million will be invested in 25 areas of disadvantage

Part B - Disadvantaged groups:  £1.7 million will be invested for disadvantaged groups, identified by the DfE, to understand how to most effectively support these young people. The groups of focus are:

  • Young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

  • Children in care and care leavers

  • Gypsy, Roma and traveller young people

Part B has two SEND strands. SEND Strand 1 to raise aspirations generally, including inspiring young people to plan and consider a wider range of further education, training, apprenticeships and jobs/careers.  SEND strand 2 is for employer engagement and support.

Questions regarding the Fund or the application process can be sent to before 5pm on Thursday 12th July.  

Applications by 3pm on 19 July 2018.