Kickstart Northern Devon

The Government announced a £2 billion fund to high quality 6-month work placements for young people aged 16-24, who are claiming Universal Credit.  With the support of our local authorities, Torridge District Council & North Devon Council, Barnstaple Chamber & North Devon Plus are a recognised Gateway for employers, providing support to micro and small businesses who would like to register for the scheme, but are unable to act on their own behalf with 30 placements.

IMPORTANT: If you have arrived at this page without registering your interest for the Scheme with us first, please visit our main Kickstart page to begin the process.  This full application should only be completed after you have been invited to do so by our Northern Devon Gateway team, as to complete this without registering your interest first could delay your application.

Kickstart Northern Devon Gateway Partners:

Full Application for Kickstart Placements

The scheme opens on 1 November 2020.  Please read the statements below and then click on the button to complete your Full Application.

Barnstaple & District Chamber of Commerce Ltd and North Devon Plus are working in partnership as Kickstart Scheme Gateway Partners to administer the Kickstart Scheme for Northern Devon.

The information supplied on this form will be held by Barnstaple Chamber and North Devon Plus. Additional information gathered in relation to this application may be held by Barnstaple Chamber and North Devon Plus.  The information you provide will be used by both parties and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to make a decision regarding your request for an award from the Kickstart Scheme.

All applications for grants may be reviewed in the future and you should be aware that if you make a statement which you know to be false or do not believe to be true to the best of your knowledge then you may potentially commit a criminal offence. Barnstaple Chamber and North Devon Plus are committed to the prevention, detection and investigation of any allegations or indications of fraud and will seek to apply criminal, disciplinary, regulatory and civil sanctions where allegations are proven. This includes the recovery of identified losses to ensure that all Public Purse resources are used for their intended purpose.

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