What is the geographical scope of the fund? Do projects have to be UK-based?

Ufi is a UK based charity and only funds projects which directly benefit vocational learners in the UK.  The majority of applications we fund are UK-based.  We will consider applications from organisations based outside the UK if they can clearly demonstrate how they will address vocational learning opportunities in the UK. 

We recognise that addressing overseas markets can improve the sustainability of new approaches and projects would not be disadvantaged if this is part of a longer term business plan, but we don't include the assessment of non-UK beneficiaries when we make a funding decision.

We are keen to encourage applications from anywhere within the UK.  We deliver pre-application workshops around the country and arrange webinars to try to ensure that potential applicants can engage with us, whereever they are based.