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Employability Funding Opportunity

Published: March 18, 2022


West Lothian Council is providing, in partnership with Scottish Government and the Local Employability Partnership,  £200,000 of grant funding to the Voluntary and Third sector to support the delivery of employability interventions and support.


What are the priorities that the funding is looking to address?

The additional grant is open to all properly constituted Third and Voluntary sector organisations operating in West Lothian that can enhance the current delivery of employability support and interventions to young people aged 16 – 24. Provision must clearly complement existing provision or provide support where there is deemed to be non-available for a key client group.

The funding is to be used to create opportunities to remove barriers experienced by young people, create opportunities within education, training or employment and support progression onto and into a positive destination.

The provision is to focus on supporting the following groups of young people:

•            Unemployed (excluding those in full time education)

•            Young people with additional Support needs;

•            About to leave school without a positive destination;

•            School leavers without a positive destination;

•            Leaving training, volunteering or college without a positive destination;

•            Low–skilled;

•            Without qualifications at SCQF 5 or above;

More information, the application form and guidance note can be found here:

Completed applications and required documentation should be returned by email to myself at the following email address:

This should be no later than:

•            5pm on Monday  4th April


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