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Futures For Families - Employment Support for Parents

Futures For Families is joint funded by Perth and Kinross Council and the Scottish Government in the effort to tackle child poverty. 

The Futures for Families programme offers a tailored package of support to eligible parents. Whether a client is in, or out of work, they will receive relevant assistance to progress, with the ultimate aim of securing well paid, highly skilled employment.

Support can be offered to parents in one or more of the following categories:

  • Lone Parents
  • Parent or child with a disability
  • 3+ children
  • Minority Ethnic
  • Youngest child < 1
  • Parents aged < 25

This programme offers registered parents:

  • Elev8 Training Grant (up to £3,500) - in-work support to progress, in the form of a skills and training grant
  • Subsidised costs towards travel
  • Clothing grants for interviews / entering new employment
  • Digital Support Grant (£400) - towards the costs of a device/connectivity/data
  • Self-Employment Grant (£3,000)
  • Childcare costs (up to £3,000) - for the first 3 months whilst moving into work
  • Parental Welfare Fund (£1,000)

To discuss eligibility for this programme, please contact our Parental Employment Key Workers at

Financial Support For Employers - Parental Employer Recruitment Incentive

We can provide employers with 50% of wage costs up to £4,500 claimable (plus an additional UpSkill Training Grant) to create sustainable and well-paid job opportunities for parents in Perth and Kinross. Employers are required to offer a newly created post for at least 26 weeks to qualify, with the ultimate aim of it becoming a permanent role.

  • Can you offer a parent at least 16 hours of work per week?
  • Can you offer a parent the Living Wage of £10.42 or more?

If so, we'd love to hear from you.

Contact Sarah at for more information.

Last modified on 02 October 2023

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