We invest in careers and enteprise activities that work

We offer funding to expand on successful careers education activities and create new opportunities to introduce young people in education to the world of work. We invest in areas where young people are in greatest need of careers guidance to enable local businesses to pass on their expertise through mentoring and careers activities in schools and colleges in their communities.

The research that we do informs where the funds are allocated and is the basis for best practice in the mentoring and careers education programmes that our fund beneficiaries deliver.

The Careers & Enterprise Fund >

The Careers & Enterprise Fund is awarded to careers activity providers to enable them to scale up successful activities and reach more young people in their areas. 75% of this fund is directed to areas of greatest need across England, described as “cold spots”, to increase the number of encounters that young people have with employers while in education. 

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Research: Understanding the careers cold spots 2016 

Mentoring Fund and Community >

We invest in organisations that provide best practice mentoring programmes to enable them to upscale their reach and impact on young people across England. We are building a community of organisations, supported by our Enterprise Adviser Network, who share best practice in mentoring and deepen our understanding of the best ways to support young people in their education and employment choices. 

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Research: What works in careers and enterprise?