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

  • 100 Funded projects

  • 950,000 people involved

  • £15,162,008 in grant funding

What are we looking for?

  • 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

  • Ufi Ventures - Investments


    We're pleased to announce the launch of Ufi Ventures, a team created to invest in companies developing digital technologies to give businesses the skills needed for work, now and in the future. With over half the world’s employees needing reskilling by 2020, Ufi is looking to work with other investors and funders to support ventures using technology to build skills for work across the UK. 

    Ufi Ventures builds on the experience we've gained from supporting more than 100 projects for over 90 organisations to test and demonstrate how technology can help support skills and learning for...

  • VocTech Impact 2019 Is Now Open


    Stephen Hinde, Community Manager for Ufi Charitable Trust

    VocTech Impact 2019 is looking for projects seeking between £150,000 and £300,000 in funding for 18-24 months.

    Our VocTech Impact fund is specifically aimed at projects that have already tested a prototype or early version of their solution, have a clear demand or route to market, and are looking to reach a large number of learners within the funding period. This call is open to projects from all sectors and using any digital technologies. We are not looking to support learning management systems or non-vocational...

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