These funds have now finished and are closed to applications. Find their reports, findings and more information below.

Careers and Enterprise Fund 2016

For our 2016 Careers & Enterprise Fund, we allocated £4 million of government-backed investment and £1 million from the Education Endowment Foundation and the Bank of America Foundation.

The aim was to scale up, trial and evaluate many existing, effective careers and enterprise programmes and ensure that young people get multiple opportunities to learn from employers through the course of their education. This included targeting £1 million in six Opportunity Areas (Part A): Blackpool, Derby, Norwich, Oldham, Scarborough and West Somerset. The Fund also invested around £3 million across England to scale up high quality careers and enterprise activity (Part B).

At the end of the first year of funding, Part A reached over 60,000 young people and Part B reached over 130,000. We were able to extend funding for a further two years. See the Careers and Entperprise Fund 2016 grant recipients.


Careers and Enterprise Fund 2015

The Careers and Enterprise Fund 2015 was our first round of funding and targeted successful programmess which have proven able to address students' needs at a local level. The Careers and Enterprise Fund 2015 reached over 370,000 young people with an allocated £5 million. Download our report below.

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