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 Recruiting Two Trustees


    By Stephen Hinde, Community Manager for Ufi Charitable Trust. Original article from Prospectus recruitment can be found here.

    We are now seeking two new Trustees to join our high performing and collegiate board as we enter an exciting period with a new strategy. The new Trustees will share our motivation and values whilst bringing senior leadership experience and strategic vision.

    We are looking to strengthen the board with two profiles; a senior leader with experience of asset management and a passion for...

  • Ufi To Launch VocTech Podcast


    The Voctech Podcast will go out twice a month on The Edtech Podcast feed, featuring guests from across adult education and training providers, employers and learning development specialists, investors in vocational and adult education, technologists, academics, policy advisors, and lifelong learners.

    The Voctech Podcast will go out to a growing audience of 2,000 weekly downloads from over 145 countries.

    The existing Edtech Podcast show will continue alongside, covering “ed” and “tech” from early years, K-12, to Higher Ed and beyond. Sophie Bailey, Founder, The Edtech Podcast...

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