Covid-19: Supporting our communities The Covid-19 crisis is presenting huge challenges for everyone as we respond and adapt to an uncertain and ever-changing landscape. And yet our purpose stands truer than ever; to help individuals, organisations and economies build skills for growth. The City & Guilds Foundation continues to provide vital support to all our communities, through sharing knowledge and insight, grant making and bringing people together to share best practice. Find out more.

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Recovery and Resilience report: reskilling our way back into work

Recovery and Resilience report: reskilling our way back into work

The City & Guilds Group's most recent research Recovery and resilience: Reskilling our way back into work surveyed 2,000 working and non-working adults in the UK and found that people from lower socio-economic groups were less likely to believe that they have the support needed to get a new job in several critical areas: Using support from my personal contacts: 24% C2DE vs 35% ABC1 Using support from previous employer: 18% C2DE vs 28% ABC1 Using support from a recruitment consultant: 18%...

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Essential financial support now available for social enterprises through £18.7m Covid-19 grants

Essential financial support now available for social enterprises through £18.7m Covid-19 grants

Here at the City & Guilds Foundation, we’re incredibly proud to support UnLtd – a leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in and around the UK. Today, UnLtd have made an exciting announcement about a new Social Enterprise Support Fund. The Fund is directly responding to an urgent need in the sector to help social enterprises change the way they work, make their spaces COVID-secure, and manage liquidity during the next six months. There are five social enterprise support...

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United by purpose – a letter to Princess Royal Training Awards applicants from Princess Anne

United by purpose – a letter to Princess Royal Training Awards applicants from Princess Anne

It’s fair to say, that no one alive has ever experienced a time like this.  You have to go back to the post-WW1 flu, the cholera epidemics that would lead to modern sanitation, The Black Death and the great plagues.  For all of us, it really is unprecedented, and it has led to us adopting working practices that would have been impossible not that long ago. In fact, before the advent of modern technology and the digital age, this would have been truly catastrophic.  We simply wouldn’t have been...

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A commitment to the beneficiaries supported through the City & Guilds Foundation

A commitment to the beneficiaries supported through the City & Guilds Foundation

The City & Guilds Foundation, along with a wider group of funders, recognise that the covid-19 outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an impact on civil society groups, and want to offer reassurance that we stand with the sector during this time.  We wish to be as helpful as possible during the coming weeks and months so that civil society groups can focus on the vital work of supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.  We understand that there will be times...

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The City & Guilds Foundation supporting communities throughout Covid-19

The City & Guilds Foundation supporting communities throughout Covid-19

No one is untouched by Covid-19, and we are humbled by seeing so many of our communities and partners responding with such energy and grace to what is a difficult time for people and societies all over the world. We know that people need support now, to help them get the food, medicine and essential supplies to survive. We also know that many people are concerned about their work and employment prospects as the economic impact unfolds and people face losing their jobs and livelihoods. The City...

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City & Guilds Foundation launches groundbreaking new skills fund for prisons

City & Guilds Foundation launches groundbreaking new skills fund for prisons

The City & Guilds Foundation is inviting bids to a new £1m fund to help provide skills training and employment for prisoners and ex-offenders. The Big Idea Fund is now inviting expressions of interest from charities, prison governors and other potential providers, with awards to be made from April 2020. It is seeking bids that aim to meaningfully reduce reoffending through personalised training and sustained employment support in innovative new ways that can be rapidly scaled up if...

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