Our Approach: Decent Work Exploration Grants
The Decent Work goal has become even more relevant over the past year, as skills shortages are emerging in key industries and locations. This program funds Employer driven, innovative models for work that integrate learning to ensure young people gain the work and experience they need and value.
Organisations often need time, encouragement and resources to consider and adopt new approaches. They need to be able to consult and co-design with young people and employers, collect the evidence on potential outcomes and develop and cost new service models or practices.
To support this work, VFFF is providing Decent Work Exploration Grants, to promote evidence-based innovation design to achieve decent work for young people. These grants build a bridge between an emerging idea and strong multi-year grant proposals, which might be made to VFFF, or to other funders – or both.
VFFF approved five Decent Work Exploration grants in 2022: