Kickstart Gateway Plus

The Kickstart guidance has been updated with more information about Gateway Plus operators.  Gateway Plus is a specific type of Kickstart gateway that can help smaller organisations, such as sole traders and partnerships, apply for a Kickstart Scheme grant. Alongside the essential responsibilities of a Kickstart gateway, they will also:

  • add the young person to their organisation’s payroll
  • pay the young person’s wages on the small employer’s behalf using the funding from DWP
  • provide the employability support on the small employer’s behalf

The Gateway Plus organisations are:

  • Adecco Working Ventures in Partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses
  • REED
  • Manpower Group
  • The Wirral Chamber of Commerce

You can find out more about applying here.

Footnote for employers: the Government has also published a new Prospectus for potential employers looking to use the scheme