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VocTech Now: Creating Impact, Changing Lives In 2020

News by Kate Atha, Head of Communications for Ufi VocTech Trust.

With COVID -19 rapidly transforming the way millions of people across the UK work and learn, Ufi VocTech Trust today announces a new funding call for 2020.

The VocTech Now call is announced by Ufi and has been prompted by the unprecedented situation vocational trainers and their learners face in 2020. 

With grants available of up to £25K for projects that will last no longer than three months, Ufi wants to hear from vocational learning providers who have an idea for how they can use technology to deliver fast results for its learners online, but who need support to get their idea up and running. 

Aware of the need to quickly offer support to businesses, VocTech Now will open for applications on March 30th and close on April 6th. The application process has been simplified to aid efficient processing and decisions on funding will be made by the middle of April. 

Rebecca Garrod-Waters, CEO for Ufi VocTech Trust said

Many small businesses and organisations who deliver vocational learning will have had their services – and businesses - devastated by the current situation. While many will have delivered their services in face to face environments all will now be required to make a wholesale shift to an online service. That’s a daunting task for many small businesses and organisations on a number of levels.

What Ufi is focused on doing, through VocTech Now, is to support vocational training and learning organisations through this transition.

If you are, or know of, a vocational learning provider with an idea for how technology can be used to deliver fast results for its learners through online means, we want to hear from you.

In light of the situation in the UK, previously planned calls for this year, namely VocTech Impact, will be postponed until next year.

Adding to the decision to postpone VocTech Impact 2020 Rebecca said

We want to support the vocational training and learning community through these difficult times and we hope that VocTech Now offers organisations a practical solution to their immediate challenges.

Find out if VocTech Now is for you by visiting the VocTech Now Guidelines page here.

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