Young Person’s Guarantee – Partnership Working Opportunity

The Scottish Government’s Young Persons Guarantee is additional funding as part of the No-One Left Behind model, knowing that young people are more likely to be affected by the impact of Covid 19 on the labour market. We have grant funding available to pay for extra Employability Key Workers until 31 March 2022 to be employed by partner organisations across Dumfries and Galloway to support young people with multiple barriers into sustained, meaningful destinations.

• Organisations are invited to apply for a grant of up to £36,000 subject to meeting the conditions of the grant. The funding is for a member of staff to work in collaboration with Employability and Skills and other employability pipline partners to deliver support for people aged 16-24 who have who have the right to live and work in the UK but are experiencing multiple challenges from the following list:

• Unemployed / Underemployed / In low paid employment

• About to leave school/ training, volunteering, college or university without a positive destination

• At risk of redundancy or losing an apprenticeship

• Low-skilled / Without qualifications at SCQF level 5 or above

In line with No-One Left Behind our priority groups are care experienced young people, young people facing difficulties with housing, young people with disabilities and young parents and we encourage applications from organisations working in these areas and who have experience of delivering employability support.

Expressions of interest should be submitted in writing to by Friday 20 March 2021.

You will be provided with a template by return to submit your application for grant funding before Wednesday 24th March.  This application will be evaluated by a panel including Councillors and members of the Youth Council.

We welcome applications from employability pipeline providers across the region.

Please note: organisations would have to be able to committ to recruitment with a start date as close as possible to 31 March 2021.