Future Forward Skills Fund
The Future Forward Skills Fund aims to support and mentor effective market-based
employability solutions in select sectors that address aspirations of young people and prepare
them for a dynamic and uncertain future.
The focus sectors for the purpose of this round of request for proposals (RFP) are Empathy &
Care and Hand skills.
Empathy & Care:
Relevant for roles across unorganised and organised sector that enables
quality customer experience and help establish a connect with the consumer.
Portable skill set that is transferable across sectors (e.g. soft skills, social
engagement, personal effectiveness, caregiving). The portability of skills
helps in adapting to new roles and moving across sectors based on demand.
Sectors include Caregiving, Housekeeping/Domestic Help, Healthcare,
Relevant for roles where livelihoods depend on the dexterity of hand skills.
Cover a wide range of sectors including creative fields like Handicrafts, Textiles, Apparel Finishing, Architecture, Conservation, etc.
Support Across Skilling Value Chain
Organisations that have developed training solutions, have markets or employers as an integral partner, can deliver longevity of employment and measurable income premium to young aspirants; should apply to the Fund. Organisations will be supported not only with financial resources but also mentoring and access to a credible national platform with India’s leading philanthropic and impact institutions.
The Fund would support solutions across three critical stages for young aspirants.