More than 800 new ‘Kickstart’ jobs for young people

Manningham Housing Association is part of the Kickstart Housing Partnership led by Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest provider of affordable housing. Organisations in the Partnership have secured funding from the Government to create new job placements for 16-24-year-olds through the Kickstart programme.

The Kickstart Housing Partnership: a consortium of 59 organisations (including Manningham Housing Association), including 44 in the housing sector, that will create new Kickstart roles under which the government pays 100% of the national minimum wage for the six-month work placement.

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers:

Each job placement needs to help the young person become more employable. The Kickstart gateway needs to agree with the employer how this is done.

If the application is successful:

  1. The Kickstart gateway will give DWP job descriptions that work coaches at Jobcentre Plus will use.
  2. The work coaches will match suitable candidates for the job placements.
  3. The employer will then be able to interview the candidates matched to their job placements.
  4. They’ll select the candidate best suited to the role.

After a job placement ends the employer can get another Kickstart Scheme young person to start another job placement.

The 59 Partnership members from the public, private and voluntary sectors in this first phase are:


  • A2Dominion Residential Limited
  • ABCA Systems Ltd
  • Adra (Tai) Cyfyngedig
  • Apna Ghar Housing Association Limited
  • Arhag Housing Association Limited
  • Citizens Advice Broxbourne
  • BSW Heating Ltd
  • Cadwyn Housing Association Limited
  • Chichester Community Development Trust
  • Clarion Housing Group
  • Community Gateway Association
  • Derventio Housing Trust
  • Eastlight Community Homes
  • Ekaya Housing Association
  • Gas Contract Services Ltd
  • Havering Volunteer Centre
  • Hyde Housing Association Limited
  • Innisfree Housing Association Limited
  • John Taylor Hospice
  • Lancaster City Council (Housing Service)
  • Learning & Skills Solutions Ltd
  • Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association Limited
  • Manningham Housing Association Limited
  • Morgan Lambert Ltd
  • Mosscare St Vincents Housing
  • Nehemiah United Churches Housing Association Limited
  • Newydd Housing Association (1974) Limited
  • Newydd Maintenance Limited
  • North London Muslim Housing Association
  • Nottingham City Homes
  • Octavia Housing
  • Optivo
  • Orbit Group Limited
  • Origin Housing Limited
  • Orwell Housing Association Limited
  • Paragon Asra Housing Limited
  • Peabody Trust
  • Peter Bedford Housing Association
  • Preston Vocational Centre
  • Raven Housing Trust
  • Saxon Weald
  • Six Town Housing Limited
  • Southern Housing Group
  • Sovereign Housing Association
  • Sporting Inspirations CIC
  • Tamil Community Housing Association (TCHA)
  • TB Hull and East Riding Ltd
  • The Community Housing Group
  • The Havering Theatre Trust Limited
  • The Industrial Dwellings Society (1885) Limited
  • The Swaythling Housing Society Limited
  • Thirteen Housing Group Limited
  • THCH New Homes Limited
  • Tuntum Housing Association
  • Walsall Housing Group Limited
  • West Kent Housing Association
  • Westway Housing Association
  • Witton Lodge Community Association
  • Yorkshire Housing