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Future Jobs Fund

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will take steps to widen the Future Jobs Fund to include private sector employers. (315990)

Private sector employers can already submit applications to the Future Jobs Fund either directly or as part of a wider partnership. In order to receive funding bidders must demonstrate that they meet all of the funding criteria. One of the criteria is that the jobs have a clear benefit to the community. Our current Jobs Fund Guidance, including that on community benefit, is available on the DWP website -

http://campaigns.dwp.gov.uk/campaigns/futurejobsfund/index.asp