The Moxie Foundation.

Support for ‘work ready’ individuals, helping them to feel confident and prepared.

Grants to help people viably transition into a career

  • 4 out of 16 grants awarded already!

    Successful recipients have spent their bursary on laptops, driving lessons and training.

  • Grants every three months

    We distribute 16 grants a year. Oh, and there are no rules on what will and will not be funded.

  • For work-ready jobseekers

    Designed for people struggling with financial hardship whilst seeking work in South Wales.

  • Charity launched by Moxie

    Empowering job seekers from marginalised communities, facing barriers, or at the start of their work journey.

What is the Moxie Foundation?

Too often it isn’t a candidate’s skillset, passion or values that get in the way of them securing employment, but their confidence and financial situation. But for some, this can also be coupled with the weight of caring responsibilities, low confidence, navigating a lack of local opportunities, and processing difficult (or even traumatic) life events.

Some jobs may list a driving licence as a ‘must-have’. Others may require access to particular tech equipment to be able to attend a virtual interview or work remotely.

The reality is that not everyone will have the means to fund this. It could be the perfect role - the one that feels just right - and yet without access to these ‘necessities’, the best person for the role might not have a chance to apply.

The Moxie Foundation (charity 1195291) will distribute a series of 16 grants - four every three months - to those facing financial barriers whilst seeking work in South Wales.

These grants are designed to help people viably transition into a career. This could be spent on driving lessons, training, tech equipment like a new laptop, or something specific like a CSCS card.

The Moxie Foundation offers more than just financial support; for us, it’s about giving people opportunities and the confidence that they are capable of brilliant things. That work can lift them up and open the door to happier, more fulfilled ways of living.

Who can access funding from The Moxie Foundation?

Anyone who is currently engaged with a housing association or statutory service and struggling with financial hardship whilst seeking work.

It’s important that our grants are given to those who need them most. We welcome applicants who fulfil all of the following criteria:

  • Are unemployed and actively looking for work
  • Are actively engaged with employment support services
  • If they have children or caring responsibilities, appropriate and sustainable arrangements should already be made
  • They should have temporary, permanent, or stable accommodation

There are no rules on what will and will not be funded. If it’s going to help a job seeker secure a stable job, then we want them to apply!

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Our story so far

It was through our experience as a specialist housing recruitment agency that we recognised that beginning your first job search or returning to work can be a confusing, costly and stressful time for some.

We know that too often it isn’t a candidate’s skill set, passion or values that get in the way of them securing employment, but their confidence and financial situation.

The Moxie Foundation is funded through 5% of our annual profits, which we hope will empower job seekers from marginalised communities, facing barriers, or at the start of their work journey to secure sustainable and rewarding employment.

Our grants are already making a difference. (Wahoo!)

“The Finances, Skills and Futures (FSF) Project has formed a valuable working link with Moxie People. Having secured grants via Moxie People, two FSF clients are now IT ready and on their way to taking back control of their lives, beginning with training and job interviews via TEAMS”.

Lianne Young, Finances, Skills and Futures (FSF) Project Coordinator.

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