UKIBC launches future forward skills mission

Sakal Times
Saturday, 23 December 2017

Pune: Future Forward Skills Mission which has been initiated by UK India Business Council (UKIBC) in association with Tata Trusts and Sattva Consulting was recently launched, and has started to invite applications for its fund. 

The mission aims to catalyse market-based employability solutions that address the aspirations of India’s young workforce and make them future ready.

Pune: Future Forward Skills Mission which has been initiated by UK India Business Council (UKIBC) in association with Tata Trusts and Sattva Consulting was recently launched, and has started to invite applications for its fund. 

The mission aims to catalyse market-based employability solutions that address the aspirations of India’s young workforce and make them future ready.

With the first request for proposals, the mission aims to fund four to six promising organisations over 18 months and provide grant awards worth of Rs 2.5 cr in the two focus areas of 'empathy and care' and 'hand skills'.

Beyond the grant award, it also aspires to provide expert guidance and mentoring to the selected organisations as well as independent monitoring and evaluation support.

The fund will support non-profit organisations like trusts, societies, Section 8 companies with an operating record of at least two years. If a social enterprise with a suitable solution is looking to apply, the organisation is encouraged to apply through a partnership with a non-profit organisation.

Those solutions that have achieved an optimum impact of 1,000 lives with established market linkages and with future relevant skill sets as well as meet the aspirations of the target communities are eligible to be supported through the fund. More details available on www.ffsm.in.

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