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Parental Employment Support Fund

The City of Edinburgh Council’s Business Growth and Inclusion department is now accepting applications to their Parental Employment Support Fund (PESF) Grants Programme. Awards will be made for up to 18-months subject to performance.

Applications are invited for provision of services which will support parents to progress into employment or to progress within employment. Organisations can make several applications, but each should be for a separate and distinct project. All applications should make reference to the Strategic Skills Pipeline – a copy of the Pipeline can be found here.

The total funding available is £500,000 over the lifetime of the grant programme. We intend to fund four projects up to £125,000 to deliver services to unemployed and/or low-income parents.

A separate application form must be completed for each proposal.

Applicants should consult the following in the preparation of their proposal:

For questions relating to the PESF, please contact Kate Kelman ( will open in a new window)). Completed applications must be emailed to by NOON, Thursday 20th August 2020. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Closing date

20th August 2020

Ongoing funding


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