Our Personal Guidance Fund will support the development of innovative, cost-effective models for delivering personal careers guidance in schools and colleges.

Funded projects will be used to develop case studies to showcase successful and affordable delivery of Gatsby Benchmark 8 - providing personal guidance. We will then use these case studies to develop guidance to support the scaling of emerging practice across all schools and colleges. 

The government's Careers Strategy highlights the importance of personal guidance.

Download our prospectus and supplementary guidance

Our prospectus and Phase 2 supplementary guidance set out how projects can apply for funding to work in partnership with us. 

Download prospectus [PDF]

Download Phase 2 supplementary guidance [PDF]

In the prospectus you'll find:

  • What we are seeking to achieve
  • Overview of funding
  • How to apply
  • Expectations of successful applicants

In the Phase 2 supplementary guidance you'll find:

  • The research themes that applications need to align to
  • Guidance of submitting an application
  • A summary of the projects funded in Phase 1


Applications for Phase 1 of the fund are now closed, and funding has been awarded. 

Phase 2 of the fund is open for applications and we are seeking proposals to develop new activities building on our research, our research will be published later this month.

Download the application forms

To download the application forms for Phase 2, please register your interest using the following link.


If you were unable to attend our webinar on 17th October, you can view a recording here, password to access: Fvu3g3X4

Application deadline: bidders must submit their application by 3:00pm on Friday 30 November.

Delivery timescale: programme set-up from March 2019 with delivery over one academic year from September 2019 – July 2020.

Questions can be sent to investment@careersandenterprise.co.uk