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

  • Agylia Care - Supporting Carers


    News by Stephen Hinde, Community Manager for Ufi Trust. 11th November 2019.

    Agylia have used funding from Ufi to develop and launch a new app called Agylia Care that uses Artificial Intelligence to improve how people access and develop skills needed for care.

    The issue that Agylia are trying to solve affects the 6.5million unpaid carers across the UK who:

    • Receive little or no training.
    • Don't have a coherent national training and support strategy for them.
    • Have poor current provisions worsening by budget cuts.
    • Can access content on...
  • Discovering Computer Networks


    News by Stephen Hinde, Community Manager for Ufi Charitable Trust.

    We offered funding to a project by The Open University as part of our VocTech Impact 2017 funding round. The aim of their project is to address the shortage of people with the necessary networking skills in our ever more connected world. To address this shortage The OU are now providing a platform for anyone to learn introductory & practical networking skills through a web-based network simulation package.

    Following the news that the platform is now being rolled out, Rebecca Garrod-Waters, CEO of Ufi...

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