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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.  

Grants are available to Clarion residents and non-residents.

If you have any questions about our grants, please contact our Guideline team.

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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 one of our Guideline team will get in touch with you.

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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 one of our Guideline team will 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 one of our Guideline team will 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 one of our Guideline team will 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 of all ages – 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.

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

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Applications are now CLOSED

For information about our digital grants we advise you to read our supporting documents which includes examples of digital projects we fund.

Digital Grants – Application Guidance (pdf)

Digital Grants – Example Projects (pdf)

Digital Grants – Template Application Form (pdf)

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Please contact the Clarion Futures Grants team to be notified about when applications open for the next round of Digital Grants.

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