The UFI Charitable Trust (Ufi), which aims to help improve vocational skills in the UK’s workforce, has announced that it will launch a new call for proposals through its VocTech Seed fund on the 21st January 2020.
VocTech Seed offers grants of up to £50,000 for projects lasting up to 12 months. UFI will be looking for innovative ideas that use digital technology for vocational learning. As the name suggests, VocTech Seed is intended to support innovative and creative projects at a relatively early stage of development. It aims to enable new ideas to reach a point where they can demonstrate their potential to customers or funders and reach the market.
Ufi is also particularly keen to support projects which will have long term impact on employers, communities of learners or sectors which cannot easily access current provision because of industry or market conditions, past learning history or other factors.
As part of the launch, the UFI Charitable Trust will be hosting a number of workshops and webinars for potential applicants.
The closing date for applications will be the 13th February 2020.