Parent Employability Support Fund Small Grants


Orkney Island Council have received Scottish Government Funding through the Parent Employability Support Fund, to support parents within the Orkney community to access information and opportunities available to them and promote education, training and learning which will support them to make future transitions in to fair and sustainable employment.

The Local Employability Partnership have agreed that funding can be allocated through small grants, of up to £2,000 to organisations working with identified families to support this work. These are:

  • Lone parents
  • Families with 3 or more children
  • Families with a disabled parent or child
  • Families where the youngest child is under 1 year
  • Families where the parent is aged under 25
  • Families with Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

The overarching aims of this funding is to support Scottish Government to eradicate child poverty and meet 2030 child poverty targets through supporting parents that have been identified as being most at risk of poverty to engage with opportunities that promote confidence, skills, knowledge, health and wellbeing with the long term aim to increase household income through employment.

Find out more by viewing the guidance here and downloading the application form here.

Applications can be submitted until Monday 28th February 2022

If you have any queries or would like more information, please contact Lindsey Johnson – Team Leader Employability on 01856 873535 Ext: 2437 or email:


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