Kick Start Programme

Deadline 17th December 2021

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. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers:

  • 100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on the age of the participant) for 25 hours per week for a total of 6 months
  • associated employer National Insurance contributions
  • minimum automatic enrolment pension contributions
  • Employers can spread the job start dates up until 31 March 2022. You’ll get funding for 6 months once the young person has started their job.

Further funding is available for training and support so that young people on the scheme can get a job in the future.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme