government kickstart scheme

house is inviting venues to join a cohort to apply for the government Kickstart Scheme:

The government’s new Kickstart Scheme in Great Britain will create high quality six-month work placements aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and deemed to be at risk of long-term unemployment.

house (as Farnham Maltings) has been approved as a Gateway organisation and will put forward an application on behalf of a cohort of arts venues in east- and south-east England, offering 30 six-month job placements.

Funding available for each job will cover 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week for six months.

If you’re interested in being part of house’s cohort by creating placement(s) at your venue, please email Steph.

You can find out more on the government website: Kickstart guidance and criteria
Key info about the scheme: 
  • The job placements must be new roles and must not replace existing roles
  • The roles must be a minimum of 25 hours per week, for 6 months
  • Each organisation commits to supporting the participant to develop their skills and experience
  • If successful, the grant will be paid in arrears, with proof of employment
  • Only 16-24-year-olds who are on Universal Credit can apply for placements, but you will be required to interview and select the participant