The Early Careers Fund is a means-tested grant that will be available to apply to for the young people who have completed our mentoring programme. The grant will provide £1,000 – £5,000 for up to three years for young people from our programme as they either go into higher education, further training, an apprenticeship, an internship or an entry-level role.

Applications to the Early Careers Fund open in August of each year, to young people who are in the second year of their mentoring programme and Year 13 at school. The grant will support young people with living costs as they transition out of education, assisting with the costs often associated with early opportunities and helping young people from low income backgrounds access the opportunities that they aspire to.

Those who receive the grant will be decided on by the quality of their application, the opportunity they are going into and the commitment shown by the young person applying.