EN:Able Communities

Apprentice Hardship Fund


We understand that both practical and financial issues can get in the way of people pursuing their learning goals: that is why we set-up our Hardship Fund to support people who would otherwise find it difficult to start or continue their studies.

Providing Support to Apprentices and Trainees

We understand that both practical and financial issues can sometimes get in the way of people pursuing their learning and training goals. Because of this, EN:Able Communities provides bursaries, expenses, driving lessons, and toolkits for apprentices and trainees appointed through EN:Procure and EN:Able Futures.

Through these discretionary funds we can work with learners to address their individual needs, enabling them to start and carry on their training in situations where they would otherwise struggle to do so.

“One apprentice employed in our supply chain was in need of a driving lessons and power tool lessons in order to carry-on travelling to and working on site – but they were prohibitively expensive, and they were on the verge of dropping out of their training because of it. EN:Able Communities stepped in and paid for these courses from their discretionary fund, and the apprentice was able to finish their apprenticeship; moving on to secure full-time employment afterwards.”

EN:Able Futures Development Coach