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Grants for work and business

  • Re:Work - up to £150 for a new job. 
  • Re:Train - up to £1,000 for career-related training. 
  • Business Start Up - up to £1,000 for starting or growing a business. 
  • Business Re:Work - up to £250 for becoming self-employed. 

Re:Work

Up to £150 to get you started in a new job or work placement.

You can use the money for clothing or equipment needed for the role.

Who can apply?

You need to have secured either a new vocational work placement of 20+ hours, or a new job of a minimum eight hours a week for at least 13 weeks. Clarion residents can apply for the full grant of £150; non-residents can apply for up to £50.

How to apply

To apply for a grant, please complete our simple online form and we'll get in touch with you.

Apply now

Re:Train

Up to £1,000 to start or continue a course developing your professional skills if you’re unemployed, facing redundancy, or looking to change career.

You can use the money for course fees, course materials or equipment. You can also use it for childcare when you’re on the course, though childcare payments can only be made to registered childcare providers.

Grants are usually up to £250 but, if your course is NVQ Level 3 equivalent or above, you could get up to £1,000.

Who can apply?

Clarion residents or people receiving tenancy support from our advisors.

How to apply

To apply for a grant, please complete our simple online form and we'll get in touch with you.

Apply now

Business Start Up

Up to £1,000 for starting your own business.

You can use the money for materials, equipment, marketing, development or testing, as long as it is linked to a business plan. You can’t use it for rent, wages, staff costs or previous expenses.

Who can apply?

Clarion residents or people receiving tenancy support from our advisors.

How to apply

When you apply, you need to include a detailed business plan. At a minimum, this should include:

  • a detailed description of your business
  • market research and marketing plan
  • an outline of how your company will work
  • predicted cash flow for the first 12 months. 

To apply for a grant, please complete our simple online form and we'll get in touch with you.

Apply now

Business Re:Work

Up to £250 if you want to become self-employed.

You can use the money for things like specialist workwear or equipment, travel costs, childcare or insurance.

Who can apply?

Clarion residents who have started trading as self-employed, or have secured a new contract that requires self-employment – like working as a carpenter on a site. You can also apply if you’ve been accepted on the New Enterprise Allowance Scheme.

How to apply

To apply for a grant, please complete our simple online form and we'll get in touch with you.

Apply now

Digital grants

You can get a grant of up to £5,000 for innovative digital inclusion projects.

We support projects that help Clarion residents and the wider community to get online, and safely and confidently use the internet as an everyday tool.

Projects or activities should enable people to discover how developing digital skills and using online tools and services can enhance their daily lives.

Application now open

Applications are open on a rolling basis, with three application windows each year. The current application window for Round 10 closes at 12 midday, 18 May 2022.

To apply, you must register on our dedicated Grants Portal Flexi Grant.

Digital Grants – Application Guidance (pdf)

Digital Grants – Example Projects (pdf)

Digital Grants – Template Application Form (pdf)

Apply now

Contact the Digital Inclusion Team

If you’d like help developing your project ideas, please email our Clarion Futures Digital Inclusion team.

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Contact the Grants Team

If you’d like help with the portal or completing your application, or if you have any additional questions, please email our Clarion Futures Grants team.

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Jess’s Story

Jess was working in a completely different industry before she decided to go to college to complete a Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming. While at college, she heard about the Retrain Grant, which gave her the appropriate support, guidance and funds to set up her own business. 

A dedicated employment support officer helped Jess through every step of the journey, providing assistance with the complicated aspects of setting up a business, like business and financial forecasting. 

Jess originally planned to get a job in a dog salon after completing college, but after setting up ‘Fresh Pets Mobile Grooming’, she can now work around her daughter’s school schedule and take time off work when she needs to. 

Take a look at Jess’s full story and see how the Retrain Grant changed her life.