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

  • Introducing Kinderly Learn

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    Mar
    2019

    Tuesday 27th March 2019

    Kinderly's journey with us started in 2017 when we awarded them a grant to develop a technology-based platform offering personalised bite-sized learning that would be matched to an individual's professional development needs.

    Kinderly Learn has been created in response to challenges faced by the early years sector around training:

    • Lack of (or reduced) funding from local authorities to support training and continuing professional development (CPD).
    • Ongoing requirement to meet Ofsted compliance regulations and CPD hours.
    • ...
  • Winner - Best Of British Engineering

    21
    Mar
    2019

    21st March 2019

    Congratulations to Pentaxia Ltd who are the winner of the Best Of British Engineering Award at the Semta Skills Awards 2019

    The annual awards ceremony celebrates individuals and companies whose commitment to skills development are making a significant difference in their workplace, advanced manufacturing, and the engineering sector as a whole.

    The Best Of British Engineering Award is selected to reward one of the overall winners that has made a special contribution to supporting skills development within the UK's advanced manufacturing and engineering...

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