In February 2012 Angela Constance, the Minister for Youth Employment, announced that a £2.5 million Challenge Fund would be established. This would be for Social Enterprises and specialist Third Sector organisations to make applications to in order to provide support for young people to progress towards and into jobs.
Invitation for applications to the Fund will be open until the 20th July, with delivery expected to commence in September 2012 and finish by end March 2013. Minimum levels for bids have been set at £50K and maximum at £250K, and consortia bids are welcome. The Fund will be managed by Skills Development Scotland on behalf of Scottish Government.
All the relevant information (guidance, application forms etc) can be found on the Public Contracts Scotland portal: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/
Please vist the Social Enterprise and Third Sector Challenge Fund web page
Please note that if you havenít used the portal before you will need to register to use it and to be able to log in to the link above. If you need any assistance there is a help line, telephone number 0844 561 0673.
If you have any queries about the Fund or the application process, please submit your queries via Public Contracts Scotland (using the link to the Challenge Fund provided above) where they will be dealt with accordingly.
Date added: 22/06/2012