The Ufi Strategy

Our aim is to help improve vocational skills in the UK's workforce by funding digital solutions for vocational learning. We only fund activity that is ‘scalable’ through technology, ie projects that use digital methods to widen access to vocational learning. While digital learning solutions are potentially open to all, we are especially keen to assist digital projects which involve post school age vocational learners that have failed to be engaged by the education system.

5 year funding strategy

About Ufi

We fund projects which act as catalysts for change

  • 70 Funded projects

  • 256,000 people involved

  • £4,860,470 in grant funding

What are we looking for in 2018?

  • Innovative, tech led solutions to improving adult vocational learning in the UK
  • Projects where some technology development has already taken place and our funding can help to accelerate its development
  • Proposals for products or services that can be scaled up to reach a large number of learners and thus have significant impact

Latest news

  • VocTech Impact: Stage 2 opens


    Today marks a further step in our search for large scale projects which use genuinely innovative digital methods to raise the skill levels of vocational learners.

    We have reviewed all of the initial applications to the VocTech Impact fund and have invited those who best met our criteria to submit a further more detailed Stage 2 application. So check your inboxes. The deadline for submitting Stage 2 applications is 7th September (5pm).

  • Intelligent campus hackathon


    Jisc are inviting student teams from across the UK to help build the campus of the future. They are looking for some creative students to spend a week in August building and testing tools that can enhance the student experience.The aim of the August 'hackathon' is for student teams to design, develop and build “something” that would benefit students in the world that is the intelligent campus. Teams should ideally be between 2-4 people.

    There's up to £1,000 in prizes up for grabs, and Jisc will provide equipment and cover accommodation and expenses.

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