Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit.

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The Kickstart Scheme has closed.

Kickstart Scheme applications have closed.

Check the deadlines for completing other Kickstart Scheme tasks.

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.

Published 2 September 2020
Last updated 1 May 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated page because the deadline for telling us that the young person has started their job has now passed.

  2. Updated page to say applications for Kickstart Scheme funding closed at midday on 17 December 2021.

  3. Employers and gateways must check the deadlines for the tasks they need to complete as part of the Kickstart Scheme.

  4. Added information about Kickstart Scheme applications closing on 17 December 2021 and that job start dates have been extended to 31 March 2022.

  5. Added information about changes to the Kickstart Scheme announced on 25 January 2021. Applications from new Kickstart gateways will close on 28 January 2021 and all employers can apply directly online from 3 February 2021.

  6. Added Kickstart Scheme terms and conditions.

  7. Added 'Find someone to apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant on your behalf' to the collection.

  8. Added employer contacts page to the collection.

  9. First published.