Find a Kickstart gateway to apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant on your behalf

Find a Kickstart gateway in England, Scotland or Wales who is already working with the Kickstart Scheme.

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Applications for the Kickstart Scheme closed at midday on 17 December 2021.

Check the deadlines for completing other Kickstart Scheme tasks.

Find out about other employment schemes you may be eligible for.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales

Applications to the Kickstart Scheme are closing soon.

After 17 December 2021 you will not be able to:

  • apply for a new Kickstart Scheme grant
  • add more jobs to an existing grant agreement

We will process applications submitted before this time or that are already in progress.

Learn more about the Kickstart Scheme closure.

What is a Kickstart gateway?

A Kickstart gateway can be any type of organisation, such as a local authority, charity or trade body.

They will act as an intermediary and apply for funding on your behalf.

They may also provide employability support to the young people in the job on your behalf.

Kickstart gateways will:

  • gather information about the jobs you’d like to offer
  • share this information with DWP on your behalf
  • pay the funding to you (for example the young person’s salary)
Published 18 September 2020
Last updated 5 October 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added information about Kickstart Scheme applications closing on 17 December 2021.

  2. Added link to new 'find a Kickstart gateway' online service.

  3. New entries added to all regions.

  4. First published.