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£900,000 Fund to Support Adult Vocational Training Announced (UK)

The VocTech Trust, which is a charity that supports the use of technology to improve adult learning and skills, has announced that it will open the VocTech Activate 2024 grant programme on the 2nd January 2024. Through the fund, a total of £900,000 will be available to support the development of early-stage digital tools and approaches with the potential to tackle vocational learning problems and get adults learning.

Individuals, organisations, and partnerships that have an idea for a new digital tool or approach to vocational learning can apply for the grant. Grants of between £30,000 and £60,000 are available for projects lasting up to 12 months. The grant can be used to develop and test new digital tools and approaches to vocational learning. This could include developing prototypes, conducting user testing, and evaluating the effectiveness of the new tool or approach.

The VocTech Activate grant fund is part of the Ufi VocTech Trust's commitment to supporting the development of innovative solutions to vocational learning challenges. The fund is particularly interested in ideas that have the potential to transform how vocational learning happens, rooted in a real-world understanding of the problems, issues and opportunities in the vocational sector.

All applicants are encouraged to attend a grant workshop before applying to the fund. The online workshops provide an opportunity to find out more about the fund.

To register for a place on the workshop please click here

The closing date for applications is the 31st January 2023.

14th November 2023