Grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 are available for early stage projects that use technology to improve digital adult vocational education.
The UfI VocTech Trust – Seed 2021 grant will support projects lasting between three to twelve months to scope and test digital technologies that can be used in innovative ways to improve skills for work. The Trust are looking for proposals that are at a relatively early stage, helping to prototype ideas and work out the next steps necessary to develop the technology.
The funding is available to training organisations across the UK, including colleges, charities, trade bodies, learning providers, employers, private companies, community interest companies and other not for profit organisations. Applications that demonstrate a collaborative approach, especially where employers and digital learning specialists are working together will be given higher priority.
There is a two-stage application process. Those applicants successful at stage 1 will be invited to submit a stage 2 application. The closing date for stage 1 applications is the 11th February 2021.
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